Kansas law states that the carrying of a concealed handgun may not be prohibited in any building unless notices are conspicuously posted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the state Attorney General marking the areas as premises where carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited.1
Additionally, Kansas law states that the lawful carrying of a concealed handgun shall not be prohibited in publicly accessible areas of any state or municipal building unless that building also has adequate security measures, including armed personnel and electronic equipment such as metal detectors at all public entrances to detect and restrict the carrying of weapons inside the building.2 These provisions are subject to narrow exceptions, as Kansas law prohibits the possession of a firearm, whether concealed or unconcealed, on the grounds of or within specific state-owned or leased buildings or county courthouses,3 and authorizes certain other public buildings to restrict concealed carry on their premises, including publicly-owned medical care facilities, adult care homes, community mental health centers, and indigent health care clinics.4
The Attorney General’s rules and regulations require, at a minimum, that:
- The signs be posted at all exterior entrances to the prohibited buildings;
- The signs be posted at eye level of adults using the entrance and not more than 12 inches to the right or left of such entrance;
- The signs not be obstructed or altered in any way; and
- Signs which become illegible for any reason be immediately replaced.5
The Attorney General has established additional regulations for the posting of these signs.6
Kansas has no statutes prohibiting firearms in parks or hospitals, although administrative regulations may apply.
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- Kan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7c10(a).
- Kan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7c20(a), (b), (m).
- Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-6309.
- Kan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7c20(k).
- Kan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7c10(i).
- See Kan. Admin. Reg. § 16-11-7.