Wichita to debate gun ordinance

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita area officials are trying to determine if they will seek a six-month exemption from a new state law that will allow permit holders to carry handguns in public buildings.

Both the city council and the Sedgwick County commissioners will take up the issue this week.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/19HfgbB ) the new state law goes into effect July 1, allowing permit holders to take concealed handguns into public buildings, including courthouses, police stations and libraries.

On Tuesday, city council members will vote on whether to seek the six-month exemption. County commissioners on Wednesday will consider whether to seek a similar delay for county-owned buildings. Other communities, including Shawnee and Reno counties, have already asked to delay the law’s implementation.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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