Kansas House passes bill dropping concealed carry age

March 27, 2019 - 7:24 pm

Kansas residents as young as 18 would be allowed to carry concealed weapons under a bill that has won passage in the House.

Wednesday's 83-41 vote sends the bill to the Senate. 

Kansas has constitutional carry, or the right to carry a firearm in any capacity, for residents 21 and older. A concealed carry license is available to anyone who completes required training.

The Wichita Eagle reports that opponents argued that it could endanger lives, but backers say it's about having protection when the unexpected happens.

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