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Kansas Governor Signs Gun Law

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     Kansas governor Jeff Colyer Friday signed legislation making it illegal for people convicted of domestic violence to own guns.
    The new law Kansas law takes effect next week.
    The new law also will make it illegal for fugitives, people under protection from stalking and abuse orders and people in the country illegally to own or possess firearms.
    Federal law already prohibits domestic abusers from possessing firearms for five years following a conviction.
     The new Kansas law will allow state prosecution of offenders.
     Supporters say that's important because federal prosecutors rarely take up the cases.
    The legislation had broad support, including support from law enforcement groups and from the gun-control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
 

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