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Kansas to Join States Allowing Concealed Guns Without Permit

March 27, 2015  | 

Kansas is poised to join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after the Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to a bill backed by the National Rifle Association, reports the Associated Press.

The measure was headed to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback despite some lawmakers’ misgivings about the state dropping its requirement that anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm undergo at least eight hours of training. Brownback’s office didn’t say what his plans are, but he’s signed every other major gun-rights measure sent to him since taking office in January 2011.

Kansas would become the fifth state to allow concealed carry without a permit everywhere within its borders, according to the NRA.

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Roadkill Bill @ 3/28/2015 8:58 AM

What a refreshing change. EVERY CITIZEN, with the exception of those who have had their right to possess a firearm terminated, should not need the permission of the state to protect their own life or the life of their family.

Robert H. Hanaford @ 3/28/2015 9:21 AM

Living in the Land of Lincoln. After a Federal Circuit Court mandate, Illinois was the final state to enact CC legislation that requires that a permit "shall" issue upon qualifying; including 16 hours classroom training and minimal competency at the range. Wondering if states that have abandoned any CC requirements have encountered an increase in firearm related problems?

SFShep @ 3/28/2015 11:32 AM

From being one of the few states with no legal way to carry a concealed firearm (unless you were a cop) to being on the verge of being a Constitutional Carry state just 10 years later?

Perhaps there's hope yet for people in the few holdout states like New York, New Jersey, and California (where the 9th Circuit is getting ready to decide the issue of CCW in the Golden State too).

AZBIGDOG @ 3/29/2015 7:58 AM

Arizona has it and as far as I can tell there has been no change in the way persons carrying concealed weapons have been involved in crimes. Of course if you believe like CA and other states do citizens need to be protected from themselves regardless of what the Constitution reads. CA asst. AJ has stated in writing that having citizens carry concealed only with a permit must be done to "protect" other citizens. That and "self defense" is not a good reason to carry that way or be issued a permit. Have to show you are a "special" person needing the firearm, not just some citizen desiring to protect their family in a nation gone nuts. Not sure if that is logic or idiocy. Either way, don't know too many criminals carrying guns concealed that had any permits.

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