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Kansas operates as an “Unrestricted” and “Shall Issue” state. Anyone who is 21 and can legally possess a firearm is allowed to conceal carry without a permit. You must file with the local sheriff if a permit is required for out-of-state travel. To file an application you need to be 21, and you must fill the form out at the sheriff’s office. There are no permits issued for non-residents.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes!|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes!|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes!|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes!|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||No|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
YES – Without a Permit/License Open carry is legal in Kansas with no permit if you are at least 18 years old and allowed to possess a firearm.
YES – Without a Permit/License Anyone who is 21 years of age who can legally possess a handgun can carry it concealed or openly in Kansas without any type of permit/license. The minimum age for possessing and transporting a handgun unloaded and secured in a vehicle without any type of permit/license to carry firearms is 18.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Kansas gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned in the law as being off limits.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law There is nothing in Kansas gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business.