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Kansas recently repealed its law requiring a background check and permit to carry a hidden, loaded gun in public and has enacted other laws to make it easier to carry firearms in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 2021, Kansas had the 21st highest gun death rate among the states. Kansas also supplied crime guns to other states at the 18th highest rate among the states. However, Kansas also imports a substantial number of guns from other states. In 2021, Kansas imported crime guns at the 12th highest rate among the states.
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
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