Kansas State Law Summary

Posted on January 2, 2012


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Among other things, Kansas requires certain mentally ill individuals to be reported to the federal database used for firearm purchaser background checks.

Kansas law does not, however:

In 2010 Kansas had the 23rd highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Kansas had the 21st highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Kansas were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 13 lowest rate among the states, Based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in 2009, Kansas supplied more than twice as many crime guns to other states per capita that it imported from other states.

Kansas Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Kansas, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.