- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators have approved a bill to prevent cities and counties from imposing special taxes on firearms or from using zoning ordinances to limit gun sales.

The House passed the measure on a 96-14 vote Tuesday. The Senate approved it on a 35-3 vote Monday, and it goes next to Gov. Sam Brownback for his potential signature.

The measure follows up on a law enacted last year to nullify city and county restrictions on the sale, possession and transportation of firearms.

The 2014 law didn’t specifically address the power of local officials to levy taxes and fees or their power to restrict property use through zoning ordinances.

Gun rights supporters say they’re trying to prevent a confusing jumble of local rules. Critics contend local officials know their communities best.

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