SB45 CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY BILL ON THE WAY TO THE GOVERNOR (KS)
Today, the Kansas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 45 by a vote of 85 to 39, and then the Senate concurred by a 31 to 7 vote. SB 45 is now headed to Governor Sam Brownback (R) for his consideration. Please contact Governor Brownback immediately andpolitely urge him to sign SB 45.
Authored by Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce (R-34), SB 45 recognizes Kansans’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the requirement of acquiring a Kansas concealed carry handgun license (CCHL). SB 45 is a necessary update to concealed carry in Kansas, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to better protect themselves and their loved ones. In Kansas, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in her purse, he or she would need to possess a CCHL. SB 45 was passed in the Senate by a 31-7 vote on February 26, 2015.
This legislation gives Kansans the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, gender and/or physical attributes. However, this legislation would also keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that Kansas has with other states and their NICS exemption when purchasing a new firearm.
Please contact Governor Brownback and politely urge him to sign SB 45 into law. Contact information for Governor Brownback is provided below.
Governor Sam Brownback