Concealed Carry LawThe Concealed Carry Law in Kansas is named Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, which permits the carrying of concealed handguns by licensed Kansas citizens, became law on July 1, 2006. The first licenses were issued in January, 2007. Applicants of the concealed carry license must acknowledge that the permit is being obtained for personal protection.

So, what do you have to do to become a lisenced concealed carry holder ?

1. You must complete an 8-hour weapons training and safety course. You must obtain a certificate of completion from your certified instructor.
We recommend Joel Rader for concealed carry instruction and certification. You can find more about Joel on his website at Rader Training. 

2. Fill out an application form and attach a 2″ x 2″ passport type color photograph.

3. Cough up $150 bucks. $40 goes to the county Sheriff, and the remaining $110 goes to the Kansas Attorney General.

4. You then need to bring all the above (2 money orders, application with photo, and training certificate) to the Sheriff in your county of residence.

5. The county Sheriff will then fingerprint you and forward the entire packet to the Attorney General for processing. Sorry, if they have arrested you in the past and already have your prints, you gotta do it again!

6. By law they have to issue the license approval within 90 days. This does take a minimum of 45 days, however.

For more information, please visit and read more on the Personal and Family Protection Act. Also, click HERE for information on who can and cannot carry a firearm.