Kansas has become the first state this legislative session to approve a “permitless” carry law—sometimes referred to as constitutional carry. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the legislation on Thursday, which allows Kansas adults eligible to own a firearm under state and federal law to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a license.
The measure does away with the training and licensing mandate for Kansans granted permission to carry concealed firearms for self-defense, but the licensing system will remain in place for those wishing to obtain a carry permit. The new law will take effect July 1.