Updated on September 16th, 2022
A Kansas firearm bill of sale is a form that the buyer and seller of a firearm will complete to serve as evidence of a completed transaction. The sale price and description of the weapon will be provided, as will disclosures that are signed off on to confirm that the buyer is able to purchase the firearm and that the seller has the right to transfer. Kansas has fairly lenient gun laws; owners aren’t required to register their weapons, private sellers don’t need to perform background checks, and no one needs to get a permit to purchase or carry their weapon. A Kansas bill of sale is used for each party’s personal records, and isn’t required for any other purpose.
- Firearm laws – Article 7c. (Firearms)
- Background check required? – No, not for private sales.
- Permit required to purchase? – No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 75-7c03
In Kansas, one does not need a permit to open carry or concealed carry in the state. With that said, residents can choose to obtain a Concealed Carry Handguns License (CCHL) as it will enable them to carry a concealed weapon in other states (thirty-eight of fifty states recognize the Kansas CCHL). To apply for a license, Kansans must be at least twenty-one (21) and have first completed an 8-hour mandatory training course conducted by an OAG-certified trainer. With the training complete, they can bring the following to the sheriff’s office in their county:
- Certification to show proof of training;
- Completed Kansas Application for Concealed Carry Handgun License;
- Color photograph of the applicant’s head and shoulders;
- Valid ID;
- Cashier’s check, money order, or personal check for $32 made out to the sheriff’s office; and
- Cashier’s check, money order, or personal check for $100 made out to the Office of the Attorney General.
The sheriff’s office will take the applicant’s fingerprints. There will be a ninety (90) day waiting period wherein the Attorney General will either deny or approve the application. Notice of the approval will be mailed to the individual’s address and they’ll be directed to a state driver’s license station where they can get a physical copy of the CCHL (additional fees will most likely apply).