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Kansas eyes allowing concealed carry for people under 21


January 27, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas gun rights supporters are pushing to lower the age for concealed carry of firearms from 21 to 18.

Wichita Republican Rep. Blake Carpenter and a Kansas State Rifle Association lobbyist on Wednesday told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee that it's already legal in Kansas for those 18 to 21 to carry firearms openly in Kansas.

"The second they put on a coat or they put on a jacket — now they are breaking the law," said rifle association lobbyist Jason Watkins.

The bill would create a provisional permit for those 18 to 21, issued by the state attorney g...

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