Currently, Kansas like most states that require a permit or license for concealed carry, also have a minimum age of 21 in order to obtain a concealed carry permit/license. However, in a move that surely got the ire of Democrats, the Kansas House voted 85-35 to lower the age for concealed carry to 18-years of age.
The same Kansas lawmakers also refused to allow universities to ban concealed carry weapons on campus, but did vote that anyone carrying a firearm on campus would need a permit to do so.
Additionally, the House voted to recognize concealed carry permits from other states, a state concealed carry reciprocity bill.
(Kansas City Star) – People as young as 18 could carry concealed weapons under a bill advanced in the Kansas House on Thursday.
Currently, people must be 21 or older to have a concealed weapon.
Lawmakers rejected allowing Wichita State University and other public universities to prohibit concealed weapons. Instead, they voted to require permits for anyone taking guns onto campuses.
The House voted 85-35 to advance House Bill 2042. A final vote in the chamber could come Friday; the bill then would advance to the Senate.
The bill also requires people between 18 and 21 who want to have a concealed weapon to obtain a permit, unlike those above 21…
Sponsors of the pro-gun bills say that since 18-year-olds are old enough to serve in the military and defend our country that they should also be allowed to defend themselves and families. Opponents say that at 18, they are not allowed to drink so they should not be allowed to carry a firearm. If that’s the case, then perhaps they are not old enough to serve in the military???