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Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2021 Legislative Session

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2021 Legislative Session

Today, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2021 Legislative Session.  Thanks to NRA Member and Second Amendment supporters, the legislature passed and then overrode the Governor’s veto of pro-gun omnibus legislation, House Bill 2058.

Proposed by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, House Bill 2058 does the following:

  • Recognizes all out-of-state concealed carry permits, and allows those who have been licensed to carry a firearm for self-defense, to do so lawfully in Kansas.  This legislation recognizes that visitors to Kansas should not be left defenseless simply by crossing a state line.  
  • Allows individuals who are 18 to 20 years of age to apply for a Kansas concealed carry permit.
  • Authorizes the Attorney General to issue an alternative license to carry a concealed handgun, to qualified applicants, during a declared state of disaster emergency.
  • Creates a Restoration of Rights process for individuals to reestablish the Second Amendment right to possess a firearm, upon expungement of certain convictions.

The measure goes into effect on July 1st. 

Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and updates on Second Amendment issues and action as they arise in the Sunflower State.

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