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Gun-toting lawmakers may have new beef with Uber

The ride-sharing company Uber may finally have gone too far for some Kansas lawmakers: It banned the possession of firearms “of any kind in a vehicle” used for its service. That includes passengers and drivers. Uber and lawmakers butted heads this legislative session over state requirements for comprehensive insurance and background checks for drivers. At one point, the company pulled its operations from Kansas after lawmakers overrode Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of the regulations. But the two sides eventually reached an agreement. – Phillip Brownlee