SALINA, Kan. -

City leaders in Salina have voted against open carry in city buildings.

The measure was in response to a state law passed earlier this year. There are several buildings that will have signs that prohibit open carry of firearms, such as the Municipal Court and the Bicentenial center.

"As a gun owner, I fear we push so much for these open rules that we don't stop and think about the repercussions of how we may alienate people," said Aaron Householter, Salina mayor. "So I'm a little concerned about that."    

Currently concealed-carry is under a four-year exemption. This makes it illegal to carry a concealed-carry firearm in any municipally-owned building.