Kansas Gun Laws

Kansas Gun Laws

Kansas State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney                                 

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO NO*

*Citizens can carry a concealed handgun with or without a permit. Kansans have the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, gender and/or physical attributes. Nevertheless, the law also has a 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.

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places


Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Not Mentioned

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - To terminate unlawful entry into or attack on dwelling, curtilage, or occupied vehicle; to prevent forceful removal from dwelling

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places


Immunity from Civil liability

Immunity from Criminal Prosecution. Self-defense is not a defense to brandishing or threatening with a deadly weapon

Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law


How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Kansas


The Kansas state attorney general issues all Concealed Carry Handgun Licenses.

Please complete the application fully by typing or printing in ink all requested information. Attach the four (4)  items listed on the application, and submit your completed application to the Sheriff’s Office in your county of residence. The Sheriff will take your fingerprints and forward your concealed carry handgun license (CCHL) application to the Attorney General (AG).

For the application CLICK HERE:  For the AG website CLICK HERE: