Kansas law prohibits knowingly selling, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or carrying any firearm designed to discharge or capable of discharging automatically more than once by a single function of the trigger, unless the person or entity is in compliance with the National Firearms Act.1
Federal law requires machine guns to be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and generally prohibits the transfer or possession of machine guns manufactured after May 19, 1986.2 In December 2018, ATF finalized a rule to include bump stocks within the definition of a machine gun subject to this federal law, meaning that bump stocks will be generally banned as of March 26, 2019.3 Kansas has no stricter regulations.
See our Machine Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 21-6301(a)(5), (h); 21-6302(a)(5), (e)(3).
- 18 U.S.C. § 922(o); 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d).
- Bump-Stock-Type Devices, 83 Fed. Reg. 66,514 (Dec. 26, 2018) (to be codified at 27 C.F.R. pts. 447, 478, 479).