Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without mandatory education/training

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP/KSNT) — The Kansas Senate tentatively approved a bill Wednesday afternoon to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes.

Senators debated the measure Wednesday and is expected to take a final vote Thursday. The measure is sponsored by 26 of the chamber’s 40 members, led by Majority Leader Terry Bruce.

A state concealed carry permit costs $132.50, and a person must undergo eight hours of training to get one.

Gun-rights groups note Kansas has long allowed the open carrying of weapons without a state permit. The bill’s critics say training should be mandated for people carrying concealed weapons.

The National Rifle Association says Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming don’t require permits to carry concealed anywhere in the state.


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