With guns here to stay, efforts to make them safer deserve a chance

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Opinion

October 22, 2020 - 9:02 AM

In 2018, then-Republican Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier addressed a debate on gun issues in the Senate.

Kansas legislators are in a unique position to help make gun ownership a safer practice. 

In 2018, legislators took the positive step of passing a bill prohibiting those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing firearms.

In 2021, they can eliminate a glaring loophole — as well as adhere to federal law — by adding the provision that abusers must relinquish all firearms already in their possession.

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