Concealed Carry Reciprocity Passes Senate Committee: What You Need to Know

The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee worked both HB 2145 and HB 2042 today.

HB 2145, a bill which will limit convicted domestic abusers’ access to guns that passed out of the House unanimously, was passed out of the Committee with 2 amendments. One amendment was brought by Senator Masterson¬†and changes the status of throwing stars under the law and the date the law will go into effect. The other was brought by Senator Tyson and cleans up conflicting language. We will update this article as soon as we see the actual bill language.

HB 2042, a bill that as it passed the House would have passed concealed carry reciprocity, allowed 18 to 20-year-olds to carry with a permit, and required permits to carry on college campuses, was also passed out of the Senate Committee, but with all of the House amendments stripped. Now, the bill is a plain concealed carry reciprocity bill and will go to a Senate Conference Committee, where we will likely see additional changes. This bill as it is now will allow 18 to 20-year-olds with permits from states that allow concealed carry at 18 to concealed carry in Kansas.

We will update this article as we know more.