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Kansas City Council pulls the plug on open carry

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Kansas City Council pulls the plug on open carry

Kansas City’s ban goes into effect on Aug. 10.

In a unanimous 9-0 vote, the K.C. Council voted Thursday to ban the practice of open carry in the Show Me State’s largest city.

The ordinance, set to come into effect in ten days, would amend the city’s codes on weapons to prohibit the open carrying of a firearm. Mayor Sly James (D), who has been outspoken in his crusade to limit guns on Kansas City’s streets, proposed the measure on July 17.

“We’re saying this does not make sense in the middle of Kansas City, Mo.,” James told the Council earlier this month. “If you want to do this out in a rural area, that’s cool. How much would you shop at the Plaza if you walk down there and every third person had a rifle on their back?”

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