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twatwa Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
from NRA email I received today:

Kansas: Permitless Carry Legislation Signed Into Law

In great news for Kansas gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed Senate Bill 45, NRA-backed permitless carry legislation, into law today. SB 45 passed in the Kansas Senate on February 26 by a 31 to 7 vote, passed in the Kansas House of Representatives on March 25 by an 85 to 39 vote, and was then concurred on by the Senate on March 25 by a 31 to 8 vote. SB 45 takes effect on July 1st.
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.
Kansas has now become the fifth state to remove their restriction on concealed carrying a firearm without a license. This law gives Kansans the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, gender and/or physical attributes. However, this law also keeps 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.
Your NRA-ILA would like to thank all legislators who voted in support of this legislation, especially Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce (R-34), who authored SB 45, and Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady (R-110), who carried the legislation in the House of Representatives. NRA also thanks members who contacted their legislators on behalf of this bill, as passage would not have been possible without your active support.
Please take the time to contact Governor Brownback and thank him for signing SB 45 into law.


  • NNNN Posts: 25,235 Senior Member
    Nice as long as you don't follow the yellow brick road.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,356 Senior Member
    Yeah...Now we get to do something the criminals have been doing all along....I picked a hell of a time to move....Lets hope the trend continues....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • samzheresamzhere Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Excellent news. And yes, it marks a trend that hopefully other states will follow now. Texas? please?
  • pjames777pjames777 Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    That's terrific news for freedom! I am surprised that the Anti's haven't realized that if they supported CC permits that they'd have a defacto registration law in effect down the road. Glad they are morons!!
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Good HONEST LAW ABIDING citizens now can carry and not have to ask permission.

    The one thing I would like to see in legislation like this is somehow cover long guns in vehicles. I can carry an AR pistol in my truck concealed but not an AR in SBR configuration unless it is locked in a case 297.gif
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    Excellent news. And yes, it marks a trend that hopefully other states will follow now. Texas? please?

    Texas, hell. All 50 states, please.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
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