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Tue December 3, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Says Guns Are Allowed in Some Polling Places
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently advised state election officials that guns will have to be allowed in some polling places, but can be banned in others reported Dion Lefler for the Wichita Eagle.
Schmidt informed Secretary of State Kris Kobach that concealed carry has to be allowed at polling places in municipal buildings, but public schools, churches, and privately owned buildings used as polling sites can ban guns if they prohibit firearms the rest of the year.
This opinion from the Attorney General is in response to the Personal and Family and Protection Act signed into law last year.
The attorney general’s opinion is not binding, but can be relied on for guidance on legal issues until and unless the matter is decided by a court.