Overland Park rethinking open carry

The Overland Park City Council is rethinking its decision last month to allow the open carry of guns. The council approved open carry after an opinion by Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office that cities “may not completely prohibit the open carry of a loaded firearm on one’s person.” Wichita also removed its restrictions on open carry. The change didn’t go over well in Overland Park. “The public has not been pleased,” council member Jim Hix told the Kansas City Star. The council is now considering restrictions on open carry that would mirror the state’s concealed-carry gun law.