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Kansans can now openly carry guns in public

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FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

Effective Tuesday, the state of Kansas allows weapons to be openly carried in public.

Business owners can post signs prohibiting open-carry inside their establishments. Public buildings are exempt from the law.

Those under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not allowed to openly carry a weapon and guns are not allowed in schools. There are also other exceptions that include the size of the barrel of the gun.

Overland Park has allowed open carry for some time and it is rare to see someone carry a weapon openly.

The new law has mixed emotions. Some object to seeing someone toting a gun inside a restaurant or grocery store, saying it will cause fear. Others say it is legal and it is about people protecting themselves.

If you would like to print out a sign prohibiting someone from carrying a weapon inside your business, you can go to the Kansas Attorney General's Office. Click here.

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