KANSAS GUN LAWS

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Kansas ccw QUICK FACTS

Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry YES

Permit Information

Kansas gun laws operate on an “Unrestricted” and “Shall Issue” policy, the later being used for reciprocity. Anyone who is 21 or older and legally allowed to possess a firearm can carry it concealed without a permit. If a permit is required for out-of-state travel an application can be filed with the local sheriff. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a resident in the county they file in. The application is executed under oath at the local sheriff's office so must be filled out in front of the sheriff. Permits are not available for non-residents.

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Kansas Reciprocity Map

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Kansas CCW license recognition
  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state


Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Districts & Territories
District of Columbia, New York City, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Permitless Carry

Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia have “Permitless Carry.” If you can legally possess a firearm then you may carry it concealed in those states without a Permit/License.

Kansas CCW Permit

Kansas is an “Unrestricted” & “shall issue” state.
Shall Issue is used for reciprocty.
Residents only.
Permit not required.
The permit is valid for 4 years.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You have completed an 8 hour firearms training course.
  • A citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien or an eligible non-immigrant alien.
  • A resident of the State of Kansas with a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card, or residing in Kansas while serving on active duty in the military.
  • A resident of the county where applying.
  • You have read the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act and are familiar with its provisions.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons

PERMIT NOT REQUIRED

Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Public grounds and parking lots/garages
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • K-12 Schools both Public and Private Buildings if posted “No Firearms”
  • Governors residence
  • Any public building with a posted sign saying “No Firearms”
  • Secure areas of any buildings for a correctional facility, jail facility or a law enforcement agency
  • State courthouses if posted
  • State racetracks if posted
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Kansas Gun Laws

Kansas Contacts


Kansas Attorney General
Concealed Carry Licensing Unit

Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact

Address 120 SW 10th Ave

CityTopeka, KS 66612-1597

Phone (785) 291-3765

 

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Corey Williams

Do you need a permit/license to open carry pistols, shotguns and/or rifle

Chris
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Chris

I am in an ongoing issue with our local airport. They claim that I am breaking the law if I have a gun in my car on their property. This particular airport is owned an operated by the city. State laws says that I can have my gun in the car and no city or county can have an ordinance or make a law that says otherwise. I contacted the Attorney General’s office and he told me that I needed to contact a lawyer, big help. I contacted State legislation and they could find nothing that said the Airport could… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

This map is not up to date, or correct. The way it is right now, 8-11-19, it says that Kansas permits are valid in 37 other States, but only 11 other States on the current map are red (CA, OR, HI, IL, NY, MA, CT, RI, DE, NJ, MD). DC is also included in those not honoring the Kansas permit, but DC isn’t a state. 50 – 11 = 39, which means that it should say 38 states, plus Kansas itself. However, Delaware shouldn’t be red. They have recognized Kansas permits as of May of 2018: https://www2.ljworld.com/news/2018/may/08/kansas-concealed-carry-permits-now-recognized-39-o/ So the total… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

Can you carry your gun on your holster in a nursing home? If there arent any signs posted?

William P. Brown, Jr.
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William P. Brown, Jr.

Do I have to have a CCP when traveling to Missouri?

Edward G Deibert
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Edward G Deibert

If I correctly understand the information above you do not have to have a permit when traveling to Missouri

Just a guy
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Just a guy

Missouri has constitutional carry; anyone 19+ can carry there permitless.

Brian
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Brian

In Texas the law says that if it’s legal in your state then you are legal in Texas, meaning that because you don’t need a permit in Kansas, you don’t need one in Texas. As long as you are a resident of Kansas. I am a truck driver and I carry, I have researched all the states I run in and they ALL say the same thing as Texas. The reason Kansas does not have as many states as Texas for Reciprocity, is because Kansas does not require a permit with all the red tape that comes along with it.… Read more »

Dale Edgin
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Dale Edgin

I live in Douglas county where do go to apply for conceal and carry ?

james
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james

You have to go through your county sheriffs department. Only the county in which you reside will do you application. All pertinent information you need can be found on the al’s Atty Generals online page.

Kyle
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Kyle

My brother in law who is 19, wants to buy a handgun from me (25 years old). We both live in the state of Kansas. I have read and heard that even though he is under 21, a private sale can be made and it be legal for him to own the handgun. Is this true? Also, if the private sale is made, would he be allowed to open carry with it under 21?

Shadyn Ebey
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Shadyn Ebey

The minimum age to buy a firearm in Kansas is 18. Federal law, however, prohibits the sale of a handgun to a person under 21 *from a licensed dealer*. Meaning, as far as I can tell, you may indeed sell a handgun to your brother, so long as he isn’t legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He may also open carry until he is 21, at which point he may also concealed carry.

I would highly recommend researching the law yourself and talk with knowledgeable people to ensure you (and he) won’t potentially break the law.

Troy
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Troy

Under 21 can not open/conceal anywhere they can only on their property

Robert
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Robert

I am a Kansas resident with a Kansas CCW permit. Colorado shows up on the map as golden,” residential permits only”. What does that mean?

Steve
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Steve

It means you have to be a resident of the state in which the permit was issued. So a Kansas permit would not be honored if the permit holder is an Iowa resident, for example.

MICHEAL LEE BEASON JR
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MICHEAL LEE BEASON JR

A GUY @ THE BAR TOLD ME , I CAN’T OPEN CARRY A BB GUN IN THE BAR BECAUSE IT’S AGAINST THE LAW BUT THE STATE OF KANSAS HAVE A OPEN CARRY LAW & KANSAS IS A OPEN CARRY STATE ALSO !!
CAN ANY1 TELL ME I CAN’T OPEN CARRY A BB GUN IN THE BAR ??
MY GUN IS A P-10 PHANTOM BB GUN ALSO !!
I LIVE IN RENO COUNTY , HUTCHINSON , KANSAS 67501

Aaron
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Aaron

First off, it seems to me you are only carrying a BB gun for attention. Why else would anyone carry a BB gun, I mean really…. a BB gun…?

Second, you may carry the BB gun into the bar so long as you don’t consume any alcohol. The second you do, you will be in violation of the law.

Timothy Bowen
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Timothy Bowen

BB guns are not cover under any firearms laws. not sure why you would carry a BB gun though. If any one confuses it for a firearm it could have disastrous result. BB guns are not firearms period.

Jake
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Jake

Can you carry your gun on a kids soccer field. School district owns property…

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I recently worked for a school district in Kansas. The law says that you can have a firearm concealed within your vehicle on any school property. So under your seat, in the glove box, center console, trunk, etc. are ok. It cannot be seen, even in the slightest, from outside of the vehicle. Also, it cannot be on your person at any time on school property.

Tisha
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Tisha

Hi I’m wanting to travel from wellington kansas to indiana for 4 days I’m bypassing Illinois due to the strict gun laws they don’t except kansas CCW but I need a outta state travel permit can I go to the city police here and get it? And how much does it cost?

Tom
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Tom

You can still carry inside your vehicle if a permit holder

Khahlil
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Khahlil

I am 20 years old & live in wichita what will I need to travel with my firearm to Oklahoma for a few days for me to have open carry there

Lucas
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Lucas

As a 20y/o you cannot carry in OK. To legally carry in OK you must have a CCL, which you can only get at 21. But currently there is a bill being passed to the governor right now reducing the age to 18.
You can possess a firearm in OK but not carry

Khahlil
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Khahlil

Ok in wichita am i able to open carry my 40 on my hip in holster?

Aaron
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Aaron

Yes, Kansas is a constitutional carry state now. No license is required

Mike
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Mike

My dad is a felon. Can I legally have a gun in my car locked in a safe if my dad can not access it? I’m looking to store it in my car so it’s not in the house. I live in Johnson county Kansas. I don’t want my dad to ever get introuble but would like access to my firearm for the range.

Alan
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Alan

You don’t need a permit to carry it in your car, but if you get caught with it as a minor in your car, like if you’re being pulled over, just make sure it’s hidden.

Or that you’re not caught with it in locations that don’t permit guns, other than that you should be ok

Lucas
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Lucas

Lock it up in your home but in a major he cannot access it. Car storage is not ideal. If it’s stolen you could get into a world of trouble. It is pricey but a fingerprint safe would be more than sufficient

Jake
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Jake

I understand it is illegal to carry inside a public school building. As a CCW holder am I prohibited from carrying on the property outside? My toddler likes to use the playground equipment on the weekends.

Lucas
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Lucas

It’s iffy… you can legally carry into a school zone but not into the building. Conceal it well and hope to avoid police interaction.

Jay C
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Jay C

I have a KS License but a MO CCW. Can I purchase a semiautomatic fire arm in MO? Reason being is because I went to Academy Sports in MO but they refused to sell me a semiautomatic firearm because I’m not a MO resident. Just was trying to see wasn’t this true??

Maverick
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Maverick

It is against Federal law to sell a handgun to a non resident of the state that the transaction is taking place in, there is no exemption for a CCW permit holder. Rifles and shotguns do not have this restriction.

Timothy Bowen
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Timothy Bowen

They can sell it to you but it has to be transfered to a ffl holder in KS.

Joel McIntyre
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Joel McIntyre

What are the consequences of getting caught concealed carrying at 18? When the law only allows you to open carry at 18.

Lucas
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Lucas

A felony: minor in possession of a concealed firearm. Not smart

Tom
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Tom

Felony with around 7k in fines. Not worth the rest of your life.

Ron
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Ron

I just moved to witchta Kansas do i need a foi card to buy a gun here

Colton Gast
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Colton Gast

No sir.

Cosy
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Cosy

No u dont

Lucas
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Lucas

No

Timothy Bowen
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Timothy Bowen

For some reason the only place you need a foi is in the communist state of Illinois. It’s unconstitutional every where else.

Kevin
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Kevin

If I’m 19 can I walk into local Kansas cabellas and put rifile in my name ? , would I be able to have it in vechile ? , what’s does the length have to be for it legal ?

Michael
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Michael

You can purchase, possess, and transport a long gun (rifle or shotgun) if you are 18 and above and legal to own a firearm. The minimum barrel length from breach to muzzle must be 16” or longer. I would avoid any barrel that is questionable in length as it is sometimes at the descretion of the enforcing officer. You must be 21 to legally purchase/own a pistol or SBR (short barrel rifle). SBRs require a $200 tax stamp and you must notify law enforcement when traveling or relocating the firearm.

Michael
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Michael

Edit: You can possess a handgun at 18 but you may not purchase one until the age of 21.

Helpful Person
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Helpful Person

I just went through the process and the AG check fee has dropped to $79.50. The fee for the sherriff still remains at $32.50.

Mark A.
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Mark A.

AG fee goes up to$100.00 July 1, 2019

Chandler
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Chandler

I’m 22 years old and a resident of Alabama. I’m working in Kansas City, Kansas and would like to know if I’m allowed to conceal carry with no permit.

Countrylife
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Countrylife

Yes. You don’t have to have a permit in Kansas to CC. But it is very useful to have one if you travel