Sedgwick County Courthouse to install gun lockers for public

Sedgwick County Courthouse (KSN File / Raoul Cortez)
Sedgwick County Courthouse (KSN File / Raoul Cortez)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County will provide gun lockers for visitors to stow their weapons while visiting the county courthouse.

The county commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to spend about $64,000 to install 20 gun lockers in the courthouse.

The public isn’t allowed to take weapons into the courthouse in downtown Wichita but commissioners who supported the lockers said people who legally carry guns should be able to bring them to the building and have a place to store them while conducting their business.

The two commissioners who opposed the lockers said it wasn’t an essential service and the lockers weren’t a good use of county funds.

The lockers won’t be available until at least next spring.

Here is a look at the renderings of the locker area.