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Kansas lawmakers have failed their communities, refusing to pass even the most basic gun safety laws or to close deadly loopholes that enable gun violence.

Kansas recently repealed its law requiring a background check and permit to carry a hidden, loaded gun in public and has enacted other laws to make it easier to carry firearms in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 2019, Kansas had the 21th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at the 18th-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.

What Kansas Does Well

  • Mental health record reporting

What Kansas Is Missing

  • Universal background checks
  • Gun owner licensing
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Waiting periods
  • Concealed carry permit
  • Open carry regulations
  • Child access prevention laws


We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.