Kansas Senate OKs dropping concealed carry from 21 to 18

Bill includes a provision allows those convicted of crimes, including domestic battery, to possess firearms after their criminal records are expunged.

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State News

April 8, 2021 - 4:26 PM

Angela Lee, who became a gun-violence activist with Moms Demand Action after her son was killed in 2017, urged a Kansas House committee to reject a bill allowing teenagers to carry concealed handguns in the state.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has advanced a bill that would lower the legal age to carry concealed firearms in Kansas from 21 to 18. 

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted 30-8 for the bill, which would require permit holders to complete a background check and undergo gun safety training. 

People as young as 18 can already carry firearms in the open in Kansas. 

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