Kobach reaches agreement over replica machine gun with Iola parade organizers

Posted at 6:54 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 19:54:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach reached an agreement with the organizers of a parade in Iola, Kansas over a replica machine gun attached to a Jeep he wants to ride in the parade. 

According to Kobach's campaign, the organizers of the Farm Days parade initially asked him to not bring the gun. Kobach's team instead offered to put a sign on the back of the Jeep explaining the committee's position.

It reads, "The Farm City Days Committee does not condone the display of large scale military weapons in this parade. The Farm City Days Committee does support the Second Amendment".

When 41 Action News reached out to the committee for comment, they referred us to their lawyer, who hasn't gotten back to us as of Friday evening. 

Kobach has previously brought the Jeep-mounted gun to other parades, includes ones in Lenexa and Shawnee