August 24, 2016 at 10:07 am #77997
May Issue VS Shall Issue: Shall Issue
Issuing Authority: Local Sheriff’s Office
Required Training: As of July 1, 2015, you no longer need a Kansas Concealed Carry License to carry concealed in the state of Kansas as long as you are not prohibited from possessing a firearm. No training is required required
How to Apply: Kansas Concealed Carry Licenses are issued by the Attorney General. Applications are submitted to the sheriff of the county you reside in. Once your license has been approved you will receive a letter directing you to go to a participating drivers license office to take a photo for the license. You will receive a paper version at that time and the actual license will be mailed to you in 1-2 weeks.
Non-Residents: Kansas will issue to non-residents that are Active Duty or dependents of Active Duty stationed in Kansas.
Renewal: Every 4 years
Processing Time: Up to 90 days
Cost: $132.50 Initial / $25 Renewal
Change of Address: You must notify the Kansas Attorney General within 30 days of your address or name change in writing. Once you receive the approval notice you need to go to an approved driver’s license station to re-issue the license for a fee. We could not find how much this fee would be.
Required to Notify Law Enforcement: No
Places Off Limits When Carrying:
Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.
State Restrictions include:
State office buildings (Except the State Capitol Building): AG-approved signage required if: the building has “adequate security measures” in place (metal detection equipment and personnel at each public entrance); or the state building (through its governing body or chief administrative officer if there is no governing body) has exercised an allowed exemption under subsection (i) or (j), whichever is applicable, of K.S.A. 75-7c20. If no exemption has been exercised and no “adequate security measures” are in place, then the state building must have adequate security measures in place and properly posted AGapproved signage. Per K.S.A. 75-7c21, on and after July 1, 2015, the concealed carry of handguns in the Capitol is allowed so long as the carrier is lawful to be in possession of firearms.
Federal Facilities (No A.G. Posting Required) Federal “facilities” or federal “court facilities,” are OFF LIMITS to CCH licensees regardless of whether or not they are posted with appropriate A.G. ‘no concealed carry’ signage. See K.S.A. 75-7c10(h). 18 U.S.C. 930 states that the possession of firearms, or causing a firearm to be present, in a federal facility or federal court facility will subject the individual to federal charges. a.) A “federal facility” is defined as, “a building or part thereof owned or leased by the Federal Government, where Federal employees are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties.” 18 U.S.C. 930(g)(1). 2 For example: Post Offices; FBI branch offices, IRS branch offices, etc. b.) A “federal court facility” means, “the courtroom, judges’ chambers, witness rooms, jury deliberation rooms, attorney conference rooms, prisoner holding cells, offices of the court clerks, the United States attorney, and the United States marshal, probation and parole offices, and adjoining corridors of any court of the United States.” 18 U.S.C. 930(g)(3).
Federal Lands (No A.G. Posting Required) On February 22, 2010, carrying concealed weapons into units of “national parks and wildlife refuges in accordance with the laws of the state where the park or refuge is located” became lawful (Memorandum from National Park Service, September 21, 2009). However, 18 USC 930 still prohibits the carrying of firearms into buildings where park or refuge employees work, i.e., park or refuge visitor centers. Units under the “National Park Service” are, among others, National Parks, National Monuments, National Preserves, National Historic Sites/Parks, National Rivers, National Memorials, National Recreation Areas and National Seashores. The above allowances and limitations apply equally at these locations. Generally, federal lands managed under the Bureau of Land Management and National Forest Service, including, National Forests and National Wilderness Areas allow state laws to govern firearms. However, licensees must bear the responsibility of knowing the law of the jurisdiction where they are carrying. A licensee is encouraged to call ahead to Land Management, Forest, Park or Wildlife Refuge officials to verify the rules for firearms possession and if there are any special circumstances or conditions the licensee will need to be aware of…such as buildings or other sites designated a “federal facility.” Corp of Engineers Land (No A.G. Posting Required) As a general matter, these lands are “no firearms allowed” as per federal regulation, 36 CFR 327.13, which states: (a) The possession of loaded firearms, ammunition, loaded projectile firing devices, bows and arrows, crossbows, or other weapons is prohibited unless: a. In the possession of a Federal, state or local law enforcement officer; b. Being used for hunting or fishing as permitted under § 327.8, with devices being unloaded when transported to, from or between hunting and fishing sites; c. Being used at authorized shooting ranges; or d. Written permission has been received from the District Commander 3 (b) Possession of explosives or expolsive devices of any kind, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, is prohibited unless written permission has been received from the District Commander. Licensees should always call ahead to Corp authorities (and/or State park authorities) to find out any such property boundaries so as to avoid crossing into such with their firearms.
Casinos (Tribal casinos: No A.G. posting required. Non-tribal: A.G. Posting required) Pursuant to the Tribal Gaming Compacts, casinos located on tribal lands are areas where no firearms will be allowed to be carried by the general public or concealed carry licensees. Some non-tribal casinos have begun and will continue to develop throughout Kansas in recent years and beyond – those casinos will be governed by Kansas laws and licensees should be aware of any signage restricting their firearms access into the casino. Tribal Lands (No A.G. posting required) As a general matter, tribal lands are independently governed by their own respective tribes and state laws have no effect upon tribal laws. It is our understanding that visiting licensees will be recognized so long as they are acting according to state laws. However, should a licensee be traveling onto tribal lands, it is always best to contact the local policing authority and inquire as to the proper manner of carrying a firearm.
State Race tracks (A.G. Posting on Buildings Required in accordance with 75-7c20 if Stateowned) State Wildlife Areas and State Parks (Buildings: See details of “State buildings” above; Lands: Posting of AG-approved signage has no legal effect under K.S.A. 75-7c10.) On and after July 1, 2013, any park buildings will have to comply with K.S.A. 75-7c20 in order to prohibit carry within those structures; but state park lands are open for licensed concealed carry. K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 32-1002(c)(3), concealed carry licensees are now allowed to carry concealed while lawfully hunting, fishing or fur harvesting regardless of regulations that limit the carry of certain firearms during specific seasons. Note: Again, Licensees need to be mindful of areas such as Corp of Engineer lands that are federal and off limits with no requirement of AG-approved posting. Again, licensees are encouraged to call state park officials to be sure of these boundaries if they exist within that park. Governor’s Residence or buildings on his grounds: See description for “State buildings” above.
Private Property Prohibitions: It shall be a violation of this section to carry a concealed handgun in violation of any restriction or prohibition allowed by subsection (a) or (b) if the building is posted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the attorney general pursuant to subsection (j). Any person who violates this section shall not be subject to a criminal penalty but may be subject to denial to such premises or removal from such premises.
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