Kansas has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, earning an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. Kansas recently repealed its law requiring a background check and permit to carry a hidden, loaded gun in public and has enacted other laws to make it easier to carry firearms in public places. In 2017, Kansas had the 17th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at the 20th-highest rate. To save lives from gun violence, lawmakers could repeal the state’s dangerous permitless carry law and pass an extreme risk protection order law to facilitate the temporary removal of guns from individuals in crisis.

  • Mental health record reporting to federal background check databases

  • Universal background checks

  • Concealed carry permitting requirement

  • Gun dealer licensing

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Lost and stolen firearm reporting

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Waiting period

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Ammunition sale regulation