Open Carry in Topeka

Since: Aug 09

Kansas City, MO

#1 Aug 6, 2009
I spoke with our City Attorney, Jackie Williams the other day regarding the open carry of firearms in Topeka. It turns out the local ordinances prohibiting the open carry of a firearm have been repealed and there is no prohibition against open carry in the recently adopted Uniform Public Offence Code (UPOC). I called the City Attorney's office because I was at a loss, nowhere could I find a city ordinance prohibiting the open carry of a firearm. Mr. Williams confirmed what I suspected. There is no prohibition. Which means its legal. He did however point out that once you get into a vehicle, you are carrying concealed by virtue of being in a vehicle, which you can't do unless you have a concealed carry permit. If the right to bare arms has been restored in Topeka, whether intentional or accidental, what do we need to do to preserve it? Anyone have suggestions?
joe

Fayetteville, NC

#2 Aug 10, 2009
are you sure that its concealed carry if the gun is in your car?
Michael Breneman

United States

#3 Aug 10, 2009
joe wrote:
are you sure that its concealed carry if the gun is in your car?
Yes Joe I'm positive. If you have a loaded gun in your car, within lunging distance, whether it's in plain view or not, it's considered concealed.

If it's in the trunk, it's different.
Other Sign Guy

Longview, TX

#4 Aug 17, 2009
Look at what happened in Phoenix today (Aug 17). Several people were openly carrying loaded guns (including one man who had a semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder) in the crowd that was protesting Obama's appearance at the VFW convention. All of this was perfectly LEGAL. No arrests were made; no violent incidents occured. THIS WAS ALL AS IT SHOULD BE!!! If more law-abiding citizens qould exercise their second amendment rights (while they still have them) then the government will see they have nothinh to fear from our guns.
Door King

Moundridge, KS

#6 Aug 21, 2009
The right to bare arms. Haw, haw, haw. GAWD!
Michael Breneman

Kansas City, MO

#7 Oct 5, 2009
Yes, yea, I made a type-o.

bare: without covering or clothing; naked; nude

bear: to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof

I meant the latter.
Free Man 785

Topeka, KS

#8 May 30, 2011
I got an "unlawful possession" charge almost 2yrs ago because my wife had left her gun under the seat of the car and I took it out and out put it in my waist band to go into the pawnshop and look around that way it didn't get stolen while I was inside (our car doors wouldn't lokk at the time). The police pulled up on me because they had heard my stereo system from a blokk away, they frisked me and found it, the automatically assumed that I was "trying to hide it" from them, which I was not simply because it was registered to my wife, they used excessive force against me which was unnecessary as I was being cooperative. I received 1yr probation for "misd. unlawful possession of a firearm" because I didn't have a concealed carry permit--The point that I am making is that at that time the open carry ordinance had accidentally been passed, but of course these Bastards that we have elected to serve our interests failed to make the public aware of the fact you could open carry!

Hence it would have saved me a lot of trouble, the legal stuff did not bother me because I can still purchase, possess and carry firearms, but the fact that my wife had just bought the gun brand new a week prior and they would not give it bakk, which they told me they would when I got off of the probation, I had to get it back because it was in my possession when they took it and even though it was registered to her I had to get it back. They kept it and now there is some "cop" riding around with it on his sweaty ankle or tukked in his sweaty ass-crakk as a bakk up gun---for free!!!!

Watch out for these crooked cops and politicians they will take your shyt and screw the pooch all in one fail swoop. Stay on top of the laws that way this wont happen to you.

It would have been nice to have the information then huh?!
Observer

Wichita, KS

#9 May 31, 2011
Free Man 785 wrote:
I got an "unlawful possession" charge almost 2yrs ago because my wife had left her gun under the seat of the car and I took it out and out put it in my waist band to go into the pawnshop and look around that way it didn't get stolen while I was inside (our car doors wouldn't lokk at the time). The police pulled up on me because they had heard my stereo system from a blokk away, they frisked me and found it, the automatically assumed that I was "trying to hide it" from them, which I was not simply because it was registered to my wife, they used excessive force against me which was unnecessary as I was being cooperative. I received 1yr probation for "misd. unlawful possession of a firearm" because I didn't have a concealed carry permit--The point that I am making is that at that time the open carry ordinance had accidentally been passed, but of course these Bastards that we have elected to serve our interests failed to make the public aware of the fact you could open carry!
Hence it would have saved me a lot of trouble, the legal stuff did not bother me because I can still purchase, possess and carry firearms, but the fact that my wife had just bought the gun brand new a week prior and they would not give it bakk, which they told me they would when I got off of the probation, I had to get it back because it was in my possession when they took it and even though it was registered to her I had to get it back. They kept it and now there is some "cop" riding around with it on his sweaty ankle or tukked in his sweaty ass-crakk as a bakk up gun---for free!!!!
Watch out for these crooked cops and politicians they will take your shyt and screw the pooch all in one fail swoop. Stay on top of the laws that way this wont happen to you.
It would have been nice to have the information then huh?!
Solution:

TURN YOUR GODDAM MUSIC DOWN!

You're welcome, dumbass.
Suvk1ller

Lawrence, KS

#10 Jan 22, 2013
Michael Breneman wrote:
I spoke with our City Attorney, Jackie Williams the other day regarding the open carry of firearms in Topeka. It turns out the local ordinances prohibiting the open carry of a firearm have been repealed and there is no prohibition against open carry in the recently adopted Uniform Public Offence Code (UPOC). I called the City Attorney's office because I was at a loss, nowhere could I find a city ordinance prohibiting the open carry of a firearm. Mr. Williams confirmed what I suspected. There is no prohibition. Which means its legal. He did however point out that once you get into a vehicle, you are carrying concealed by virtue of being in a vehicle, which you can't do unless you have a concealed carry permit. If the right to bare arms has been restored in Topeka, whether intentional or accidental, what do we need to do to preserve it? Anyone have suggestions?
This has since been corrected as of 2012, you're now allowed to open carry, in your vehicle. Just as you're allowed to open carry in public.

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