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Kansas Attorney General Moves to Recognize 'Non-Resident' Carry Permits

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fairfax, Va. --- Kansas Attorney General Steve Six today concluded that the State of Kansas will now recognize ‘non-resident’ right-to-carry permits issued by any of the 22 states already recognized.

“NRA has maintained for years that language in the Kansas statute indicates that ‘non-resident’ right-to-carry permits should be recognized,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. “This decision is a victory for gun owners as it expands right-to-carry laws and provides permit holders additional freedoms in Kansas to protect themselves and their families.”

At NRA’s urging, Six re-evaluated the language and determined that the statute indeed supports ‘non-resident’ permit recognition. The training, safety and proficiency standards and process required by applicable states are equal to or greater than the standards imposed by Kansas, therefore, it is possible to extend recognition. States affected by this allowance include: Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina and Texas.

“Right-to-carry laws decrease crime and this measure will continue to provide law-abiding people options to protect themselves,” concluded Cox. “On behalf of NRA members and gun owners throughout the country, we’d like to thank Kansas Attorney General Steve Six for his support of our Second Amendment freedoms.”

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