Legal Summary

Kansas Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: Not restricted unless premises is "posted"
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns allowed by law, but schools limit locations/who carries
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Kansas permittee with loaded handgun lawful in vehicle only.
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Secure Storage Requirements: None
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Anyone 21+ who can legally possess a firearm can carry it openly or concealed in or out of a vehicle in Kansas
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout
  Permit Training Requirements: You must take a class from an instructor on the approved/certified list maintained by the state. Class will last at least 8 hours and will include live fire.
  Non-Resident Permits: Only military stationed in Kansas may obtain a non-resident permit.
  Constitutional Carry: Yes. Both residents and non-resident may carry without a permit.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: K-12 Schools both Public and Private Buildings.
The State School for the Deaf and Blind.
A state or municipal-owned medical care facility.
A community mental health center organized pursuant to K.S.A.19-4001 et seq., and amendments
An indigent health care clinic
Any building owned or leased by the authority created under the university of Kansas hospital
authority act, any building located within the health care district, as defined in the unified government
of Wyandotte county and Kansas City, Kansas City-wide master plan
All places “Off Limits” must be posted with approved signage as defined by the Attorney General
No employer may prohibit possession of a handgun in a private means of conveyance, even if parked
on the employer’s premises
Secure areas of any buildings for a correctional facility, jail facility or a law enforcement agency are
off limits.
Chief Judges of judicial districts are given specific authority to limit the presence of weapons in their
courtrooms and ancillary courtrooms, provided the court room has adequate security.
Possession of a firearm under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a class A nonperson misdemeanor
  State Contact Info: Attorney General of Kansas
120 SW 10th Ave 2nd Fl
Topeka, KS 66612
  Permit Issuing Authority: County Sheriff
  Length of Permit Validity: 4 Years
  Permit Application Process: Apply at your county sheriff office.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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