Kansas has joined 13 other states in supporting the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment by agreeing that people don't need to show why they want a permit to carry a concealed firearm.Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday he has added Kansas to a friend of the court brief filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond, Va. The appellate court is reviewing a decision by a Maryland district court that struck down a Maryland requirement that a person must show a reason for needing a concealed permit before one is issued.

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