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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Kansas.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 30 January

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Kansas

Kansas law does not impose restrictions on sales of firearms to minors. There is also no minimum age to possess firearms under Kansas law, although no person under age 18 may knowingly possess a firearm with a barrel less than 12 inches long, unless that person is:

- In attendance at a hunter's or firearms safety course;
- Engaged in practice in the use of such firearm, or target shooting at a lawful, established range;
- Engaged in an organized competition involving the use of such firearm, or participating in or practicing for a performance by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which uses firearms as part of the performance;
- Hunting or trapping pursuant to a valid license;
- Traveling to or from one of the above activities, provided the handgun is secured, unloaded, and outside the immediate access of that person; or
- At his or her residence, or on real property under the control of that person's parent or legal guardian or grandparent, and the parent, legal guardian or grandparent has granted permission for the possession.

Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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