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Judge dismisses lawsuits on open carry of weapons

Published on -4/19/2013, 8:50 AM

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A Johnson County judge has dismissed lawsuits against Leawood and Prairie Village over bans on open carry of firearms.

The Libertarian Party of Kansas argued in the lawsuits that the two Johnson County cities violated citizens' rights by banning open carry. They noted the Kansas attorney general issued an opinion last year that cities cannot ban open carry.

Overland Park has rescinded its ban.

District Judge David W. Hauber ruled Wednesday that the Libertarian party officials did not demonstrate how they had been personally injured by the municipal bans. He said he could not issue an injunction against the bans without that proof.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/11qxUeP ) Prairie Village officials said in a statement Thursday that the city's citizens had strongly opposed open carry.

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