Cause and Effect: Kansas Murders Result of NRA's Guns Everywhere
February 25, 2017
The convergence of the NRA's Guns Everywhere agenda, Hate Crimes, and Reciprocity Gun Laws
The NRA-backed permitless carry legislation,Senate Bill 45,was signed into law on April 7, 2015 by Governor Sam Brownback (R).
Authored by Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce (R-34) and carried in the House of Representatives by Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady (R-110), SB 45 recognized Kansans’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the requirement of acquiring a Kansas concealed carry handgun license (CCHL). (www.nraila.org)
Beginning 1/1/17 Residents of Missouri can carry a concealed defensive firearm in the state of Oklahoma without any type of permit/license. You must carry your state issued ID when carrying your firearm in Oklahoma. See the Oklahoma page at www.handgunlaw.us for more information on Oklahoma’s law allowing those from permitless states to carry there. (www.handgunlaw.us)
On Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 Senate Bill 656 went into effect. The new law allowed open and concealed carry throughout the state, for those 19 years or older, with or without a concealed carry permit. It remained illegal, however, for domestic violence offenders and felons to carry a firearm. After a hard fight during the 2016 legislative session, Republican legislators with a supermajority won the battle to eliminate the permit requirement throughout the state. Even with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoing Senate Bill 656, lawmakers overruled his veto and won permitless carry for Missourians. The National Rifle Association called the override “a great day for freedom in Missouri.” With a new year, many Missourians have a new freedom: to legally carry a firearm with or without a concealed carry permit. (www.lakeexpo.com)
Republican Richard Hudson of North Carolina introduced the NRA-backed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which allows gun owners the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states, on January 3, 2017. As of January 20th it had 93 co-sponsors, including two Democrats. As of today, CCRA has 157 co-sponsors.
Southern Poverty Law Center identified 1,000+ bias-related incidents in the month following the Nov 8th election.
Last Thursday, Adam W. Purinton, 51, was charged with premeditated first-degree murder in triple shooting at a bar in Olathe,Kansas. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, who worked in aviation systems for Olathe-based Garmin Ltd., was fatally shot. His friend and Garmin co-worker, 32-year-old Alok Madasani of Overland Park, was wounded along with another bar patron, 24-year-old Ian Grillot. Witnesses said that before the shooting, Purinton was allegedly making bigoted slurs toward the two Garmin employees, who are of Indian descent. One witness said that the gunman, Adam W. Purinton,yelled “get out of my country” before opening fire. A bartender at a Clinton, Mo., restaurant, where Mr. Purinton was later captured, said he had heard Purinton say that he had killed two Middle Eastern men.
Kuchibhotla and Madasani's tragic deaths are the direct result of the NRA's state-by-state push for looser gun laws and Trump's xenophobia. Trump has yet to make a formal statement about the incident or even extend a gesture to the Prime Minister of India. WE CAN stop the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.