Prevalence of simple handguns reason U.S. reaches grim milestone

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April 9, 2021 - 4:34 PM

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in Washington on April 8, 2021. Photo by (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

On Thursday, the Kansas Senate voted to lower the legal age to carry a concealed weapon from 21 to 18.

In reality it may not make a whit of difference. Kansas 18-year-olds already have the right to carry weapons out in the open.

The bill was passed strictly along party lines, 21 Republicans against 8 Democrats. 

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