Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Monday, sponsored by state Sen. Phil Journey, R-Haysville, that makes it legal to own machine guns, silencers and sawed-off shotguns.
It sounds a bit crazy. Granted, weâ€™re not likely to see machine-gun drive-bys a la the Roaring Twenties-era Chicago anytime soon: Fully automatics are expensive, limiting the market mainly to collectors, and anyone wanting to own an Uzi or Tommy gun must submit to two federal background checks and get the approval of the local sheriff.
Still, how is this an important legislative priority? And whatâ€™s next on the National Rifle Associationâ€™s legislative agenda â€” permits for bazookas?
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