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Concealed Carry in Kansas Without Permit Signed Into Law

Kansas has joined five other states in allowing locals 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without the need of a permit. The new law, signed in by Governor Brownback on April 2nd, goes into effect on July 1st. Local citizens will still be able to apply for the Kansas concealed weapon permit if they wish to carry outside the state in those states that honor the permit. The requirements to obtain the permit haven't changed but many locals may now chose to forego obtaining the permit if their intention is to only carry their concealed handgun in their own state.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday adding Kansas to the short list of states allowing unlicensed possession of concealed firearms and eliminating a weapons training mandate for people to carry hidden guns. THAD ALLTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday adding Kansas to the short list of states allowing unlicensed possession of concealed firearms and eliminating a weapons training mandate for people to carry hidden guns. THAD ALLTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This kind of law, offered referred to as Constitutional Carry, is promoted based on the premise that carrying a firearm is a constitutional right and shouldn't require a permission slip from the Governement. When asked why the Governor doesn't think training should be required even if he feels it is important he responded, “We’re saying that if you want to do that in this state, then you don’t have to get the permission slip from the government,” Brownback said. “It is a constitutional right, and we’re removing a barrier to that right.”

Currently, about 87,000 people hold concealed-carry permits in Kansas, according to the attorney general’s office. More than 17,000 of them are in Sedgwick County.

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One Response to Concealed Carry in Kansas Without Permit Signed Into Law

  1. stephen lockwood April 4, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    yes u would love if Montana wood Adopt the same law, there are alot of Senior that fear that a home Invasion and im one not only that FBI us telling me i gant have gun at all <mixing me up with some good boy in CO. i have already have a 30-06 that the FBI let me bye and it been over40 years since i been out prusin in my 60<S i think i wood know beterim not threat to anyone just trying to stay alive at my age and faimly thank you

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