Kansas Gun Laws
Subject/LawLong GunsHandgunsRelevant StatutesNotes
State permit required to purchase?NoNo
Firearm registration?NoNo
Assault weapon law?NoNo
Magazine Capacity Restriction?NoNo
Owner license required?NoNo
License required for concealed carry?N/ANoKansas Chapter 75 Article 7cAs of July 1, 2013, you may conceal carry in any public area of state and municipal buildings. This encompasses carrying at public universities (schools were allowed to opt out until 2017; post-2017, only buildings with “adequate security measures” may remain gun-free).May carry concealed without permit as of July 1, 2015, however permits can be issued for those who wish to have them.
License required for open carry?NoNoMay carry openly without permit/license.
State preemption of local restrictions?YesYesKan. Stat. Ann. § 12-16,124(a), (b)andKan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7c17(a)
NFA weapons restricted?NoNoThe Second Amendment Protection ActShort barreled shotguns, and machine guns must be registered under the National Firearms Act (NFA).However, the Second Amendment Protection Act prohibits Kansas police from enforcing the NFA if a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Kansas and remains within the borders of Kansas. A firearm  manufactured in Kansas must have the words “made in Kansas” clearly stamped on a central metallic part, such as the receiver or frame. Federal enforcement is still possible.[70][71]
Shall Certify?YesYes48-1906Shall certify within 15 days.
Peaceable journey laws?NoNoFederal rules observed.
Background checks required for private sales?NoNo


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