Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. (left), seen here at a hearing in Johnson County court in Olathe, Kan., last December, is a self-described white supremacist who killed three people in two attacks last spring.
Elizabeth Shirley's lawsuit, which resulted in a settlement for $132,000, could send a message to gun dealers across the country. But for now, the precedent will only have weight in Kansas.
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Several states are considering measures restricting how welfare benefits can be used. In Kansas, a bill on the governor's desk will bar recipients from spending their benefits on movies, swimming or casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from ATMs.