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City of Shawnee apologizes for Kobach's replica gun display

Posted at 10:57 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 15:29:51-04

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach smiled and waved from an American flag painted jeep in Saturday’s Old Shawnee Days Parade. 

Mounted on the back, a replica gun. 

In a tweet, Kobach said, “Those who want to restrict the right to keep and bear arms are deeply misguided. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”



Several people expressed their unhappiness with the display on social media. 



The City of Shawnee issued an apology, which read in part:  

“Please know that the safety of our residents is always our highest priority and we apologize if this made anyone feel unsafe or unsettled. We will be taking steps in the future to try to ensure something similar does not happen again.”