Fairfax, Va. --- Kansas Attorney General Steve Six today concluded that the
State of Kansas will now recognize ‘non-resident’ right-to-carry permits issued
by any of the 22 states already recognized.
“NRA has maintained for years that language in the Kansas statute indicates
that ‘non-resident’ right-to-carry permits should be recognized,” said Chris W.
Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. “This decision is a victory for gun owners as it
expands right-to-carry laws and provides permit holders additional freedoms in
Kansas to protect themselves and their families.”
At NRA’s urging, Six re-evaluated the language and determined that the
statute indeed supports ‘non-resident’ permit recognition. The training, safety
and proficiency standards and process required by applicable states are equal to
or greater than the standards imposed by Kansas, therefore, it is possible to
extend recognition. States affected by this allowance include: Arizona, Florida,
Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina and Texas.
“Right-to-carry laws decrease crime and this measure will continue to provide
law-abiding people options to protect themselves,” concluded Cox. “On behalf of
NRA members and gun owners throughout the country, we’d like to thank Kansas
Attorney General Steve Six for his support of our Second Amendment freedoms.”