Kansas Senate OKs bill limiting local government authority over gun sellers

Dion Lefler for The Wichita Eagle reports:

The Kansas Senate advanced a bill Monday to limit local government control over gun sellers.

The bill also would allow convicted former juveniles to obtain concealed-weapons permits.

Supporters characterized it as a cleanup bill to fix what they say are problems with a 2014 law that intended to limit city and county governments’ authority to regulate firearms.

The bill would prevent local government from using zoning and taxing authority to regulate the location of gun sellers or to require them to have a local business license. Local governments would still be able to collect sales taxes that are applied to all commercial businesses in a community.

The bill “keeps them from discriminating against gun dealers,” said Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona.

Read the full article at The Wichita Eagle.