In news welcome to gun rights advocates, Gov. Sam Brownback just signed a bill in Kansas legalizing Constitutional Carry for law abiding citizens
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed SB 45 into law, which legalizes Constitutional Carry in the State of Kansas. The new law allows all law abiding adults in Kansas to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
The state will maintain the existing concealed handgun permit system, however. This will allow citizens to obtain permits in order to lawfully carry a concealed handgun when traveling to other states that recognize Kansas permits. This new law is supported by the Kansas State Rifle Association, The National Rifle Association, and The National Association for Gun Rights.
The NRA had this to say about the new law in Kansas legalizing Constitutional Carry:
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.
Though Kansas is something of a late comer to the concealed carry party (concealed carry was not legal in Kansas until 2006), the state has made a concerted effort lately to become more friendly to gun owners. In addition to signing the bill legalizing Constitutional Carry, Governor Brownback signed a law last year that nullifies all local gun laws and establishes a statewide standard for gun regulations.
With this new law on the books, Kansas joins Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont, and Wyoming as the only states in the country where constitutional carry is legal.
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