Saturday, September 18

Keeping public buildings free of guns proves too costly for Kansas towns

The following article from the New York Times is worth viewing if only for the inspiring photographs of two city leaders.

WICHITA, Kan. — Reasoning that more guns mean greater safety, Kansas lawmakers voted last year to require cities and counties to make public buildings accessible to people legally carrying concealed weapons.

But for communities that remained wary of such open access to city halls, libraries, museums and courthouses, the Legislature provided an exemption: Guns can be banned as long as local governments pay for protections like metal detectors and security guards, ensuring the safety of those they have disarmed.

Continue reading at the New York Times at Keeping Public Buildings Free of Guns Proves Too Costly for Kansas Towns.