Kan. lawmakers give final approval to gun bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill barring the use of state funds to promote or oppose gun-control policies.

The House approved the measure Tuesday on a vote of 83-28. The Senate passed it last week.

The bill goes to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The governor is a strong gun-rights supporter has not said whether he’ll sign it.

The measure is backed by the National Rifle Association.

Supporters contended that state funds shouldn’t be used to promote policies opposed by many Kansans. Critics called the bill vague.

A Kansas law that took effect in April says the federal government has no power to regulate firearms, ammunition and accessories manufactured, sold and kept only in the state.

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