Overland Park allows open carrying of guns
The Kansas City Star
People have to wonder whether the streets in Overland Park are so dangerous and crime is so threatening that good citizens need to openly carry firearms.
That is a natural assumption from the Overland Park City Council on Monday passing an ordinance allowing legal gun owners to openly carry their guns in public. The guns have to be in holsters with the safety engaged and in control of the law abiding owners at all times.
The Star reports that the new law is on track with a Kansas attorney general opinion that cities cannot prohibit open carrying of loaded firearms while on public property.
But it makes no sense. Crime isn’t rampant in Overland Park, and people generally feel safe in the growing suburb of Kansas City. Maybe not now if people wearing guns start turning up in many places.