KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A new gun law in Kansas will go into effect Tuesday that will let owners openly carry guns in public.
It will be legal to openly carry a gun in a holster, in your hand or a rifle on a sling.
Captain Rance Quinn with the Kansas City Kansas Police Department says the sight of a gun is scary for a lot of people. Police said they will still respond to calls about people with guns, but the way they handle it will be much different.
“They may make a consensual interaction with the person, ‘Like hey, how are you doing today. I see that you are exercising your right to bear firearms. Is there anything I can do for you today?’ Or something along those lines,” said Capt. Quinn.
The state already has roughly 90,000 gun owners with permits to carry concealed firearms.
The new law also gives private businesses the right to prohibit guns in their buildings.