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


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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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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

Jake
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Jake

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

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.

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

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.

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

Cristian
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Cristian

If I am 18 years old and I live in Kansas and my dad hands down a hand gun to me for my birthday can I open carry it ?

Patriot
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Patriot

Open carry Yes, Conceal carry no

Tom S
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Tom S

So i’m traveling landing in Kansas City MO and then staying in Overland Park KS. I am arriving from NY and have a resident unrestricted conceal carry license. Am i reading this right? So im ok in MO when i land but i can not go to KS. This doesnt make sense to me, why would a state with barely any CC laws not allow me to carry a pistol when i have one of the strictest permits to obtain yet it honors residents from almost every other state?

Shawn
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Shawn

New York doesn’t honor our (Kansas) CCW permits so I’m guessing that’s why.

Tim Gomez
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Tim Gomez

Read Kansas rules

Marco
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Marco

Kansas and Missouri both honor NY license.

Tom
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Tom

Kansas recognizes all states permits.

Jake
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Jake

Sooo, whats the difference between “permits honored” and “residential permits only”? IE, Colorado…

Shane
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Shane

to carry in Colorado you must have a residential Kansas CCW. By permits honored is that the state of Kansas honors other states CCWs

Joseph gates
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Joseph gates

Can you carry at 19 years old in this state with a valid mo ccw permit

todd
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todd

a rifle or shotgun. but must be 21 to carry pistol. can transport in car unloaded and secured though.

Don Vickers
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Don Vickers

My 80 year old father gave me a couple old (1951 and 1959) .22 cal handguns. I live in Kansas but own property in Missouri. I don’t have any intentions on concealed/open carrying these guns I just plan on using them for target practice on my property in Missouri. Do I need to register these? Do I need any type of permit to own these? Am I legal to carry them in my vehicle between home in Kansas and my property in Missouri?

General Citizen
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General Citizen

Generally, You can carry a firearm that is unloaded in your vehicle anywhere in the U.S. If there is no ammunition in the gun (magazine, chamber or barrel) it is safe for transport. To be extra cautious, put the gun in an area of the vehicle that is inaccessible by the occupants, and keep the ammunition separate. This is being super cautious. No permit is needed to own a gun, only to buy one. I am not aware of any registration required for heirloom guns, but you could call your sheriffs office to confirm.

Don Vickers
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Don Vickers

thank you for your response

Dean Beeson
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Dean Beeson

Kansas and Missouri are both constitutional carry states so you can carry a loaded firearm on your self concealed without a permit. This includes in your vehicle. Neither Kansas or Missouri require you to register firearms. Although Kansas laws would be the only you would need to consider if that is your place of residence.

Don Vickers
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Don Vickers

thanks, very good information.

Glen Moseley
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Glen Moseley

Does Kansas allow for the substitution of military service to replace the training course? I live in Wisconsin and when applying for a CCW permit I submitted my DD214 to cover the training requirement.

Scott
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Scott

NOPE

Dean Beeson
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Dean Beeson

I believe it does, if you go online to download your form for CCW (which you should be able to find on your county website or at your local court house) I believe there is a box you can check for military service being substituted for the 8hour training course. Although I will tell you the courses are pretty cheap (around $50) and very informative. If your in the northeast part of Kansas I know there’s a course at cabelas about once a month. If you can’t find the form at either of those locations you can always call your… Read more »

susan proctor
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susan proctor

Does Kansas have any questions you have to answer before getting a license? Like things about your history or anything else?

Jason Edward Clark
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Jason Edward Clark

Just moved here from another state do I have to obtain a Kansas ID before purchasing a firearm

Dean Beeson
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Dean Beeson

When you go to get fingerprinted they have you put down any convictions you have but as long as you can legally buy a firearm the state is required to issue you a permit to carry within 90 days. Other then that it’s just the normal questions you get when buying a firearm l.

Julian
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Julian

Can I open carry a Handgun I just turned 18 without any permit ?

Alex
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Alex

Yes

Dean B
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Dean B

i Believe you have to be 21 but you can always call your local sheriffs department and ask them just to know for sure.

todd
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todd

no. 21 yrs old