TOPEKA – (April 23, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement in response to the Governor's veto of House Bill 2058:
“The governor's veto of this reasonable and needed 2nd Amendment legislation is deeply disappointing. The bill strengthens our ability to obtain reciprocity in licensing with other states. It also fixes the roadblock in the permitting process discovered when the governor ordered driver’s license offices closed during the pandemic, making it impossible for new applicants to obtain permits. And it promotes firearms safety by encouraging 18- to 20-year-olds, who lawfully may carry openly under current law, to obtain training and a permit to carry concealed. I hope the Legislature will override this ill-advised veto when it returns in May."