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Kansas has no laws expressly regulating gun shows. Sales of collectibles, including guns, are exempt from state laws requiring the licensing of transient merchants in each county where the merchant does business.1 A “transient merchant” is any person who engages in, does or transacts any temporary or transient business in the state, either in one locality or in traveling from place to place in the state, and includes merchants who, for the purpose of carrying on such business, hire, lease, use or occupy any building, structure, motor vehicle, railroad car or real estate.2

See the Universal Background Checks in Kansas section for state laws that apply at gun shows.


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  1. Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 19-2233(a)(2), (12), (15), 19-2235.[]
  2. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 19-2232(c).[]