Kansas Lawmaker Gives Up Seat to Take a Job With the NRA
A Kansas lawmaker who helped push through a law allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a permit has taken a job with the National Rifle Association.
Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco, successfully carried a bill on the House floor that made Kansas one of six states to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. He announced this week that he would give up his House seat before the 2016 session to take a lobbying job with the NRA.
“Having spent the past few years turning Kansas from a state that was among the last to pass conceal carry to a state that is among the first to guarantee our rights with Constitutional carry, I have the opportunity to take the Kansas model and spread our model effectively to other states,” Couture-Lovelady said in a statement.