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.