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Kansas: Permitless Carry Passes Committee, Heads to House Floor

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kansas: Permitless Carry Passes Committee, Heads to House Floor

Today, the Kansas House Committee on Federal and State Affairs passed Senate Bill 45 by a voice vote, making it eligible to be considered by the full House.  Thank you for your support with this important pro-gun bill!

Authored by Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce (R-34), SB 45 recognizes Kansans’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the requirement of acquiring a Kansas concealed carry handgun license (CCHL).  SB 45 is a necessary update to concealed carry in Kansas, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to better protect themselves and their loved ones.  In Kansas, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.  However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in her purse, he or she would need to possess a CCHL. 

This legislation gives Kansans the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, gender and/or physical attributes.  However, this legislation would also keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that Kansas has with other states and their NICS exemption when purchasing a new firearm.

Please contact your state Representative TODAY and urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 45 when it is brought up on the House floor.

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