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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Kansas, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 43.0%1
2002: 43.7%2
2001: 42.1%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Kansas, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 42.88%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Kansas, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 54.7%5 6
1991/2000: 62.5%
1981/1990: 64.6%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 4667
2016: 3837
2015: 330
2014: 3298
2013: 331
2012: 377
2011: 329
2010: 300
2009: 303
2008: 277
2007: 292
2006: 299
2005: 257
2004: 294
2003: 304
2002: 268
2001: 267
2000: 299
1999: 269

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 167
2016: 13.17
2015: 11.33
2014: 11.33
2013: 11.44
2012: 13.06
2011: 11.46
2010: 10.51
2009: 10.70
2008: 9.86
2007: 10.49
2006: 10.82
2005: 9.36
2004: 10.75
2003: 11.16
2002: 9.88
2001: 9.88
2000: 11.12
1999: 10.04

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 3957
2016: 3337
2015: 280
2014: 285
2013: 289
2012: 330
2011: 273
2010: 261
2009: 262
2008: 247

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2017: 27.207
2016: 23
2015: 19.26
2014: 19.69
2013: 20.04
2012: 22.99
2011: 19.15
2010: 18.44
2009: 18.65
2008: 17.74

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 717
2016: 507
2015: 50
2014: 44
2013: 42
2012: 47
2011: 56
2010: 39
2009: 41
2008: 30

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2017: 4.867
2016: 3.43
2015: 3.43
2014: 3.02
2013: 2.89
2012: 3.24
2011: 3.87
2010: 2.71
2009: 2.87
2008: 2.12

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 1847
2016: 1477
2015: 128
2014: 102
2013: 116
2012: 102
2011: 122
2010: 103
2009: 127
2008: 111
2007: 115
2006: 114
2005: 106
2004: 117
2003: 121
2002: 129
2001: 143
2000: 141
1999: 137

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 6.327
2016: 5.06
2015: 4.40
2014: 3.51
2013: 4.01
2012: 3.53
2011: 4.25
2010: 3.61
2009: 4.48
2008: 3.95
2007: 4.13
2006: 4.13
2005: 3.86
2004: 4.28
2003: 4.44
2002: 4.75
2001: 5.29
2000: 5.24
1999: 5.12

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 1477
2016: 1137
2015: 87
2014: 73
2013: 84
2012: 70
2011: 88
2010: 77
2009: 89
2008: 84

Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 10.127
2016: 7.81
2015: 5.99
2014: 5.04
2013: 5.83
2012: 4.88
2011: 6.17
2010: 5.44
2009: 6.34
2008: 6.03

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 377
2016: 347
2015: 41
2014: 29
2013: 32
2012: 32
2011: 34
2010: 26
2009: 38
2008: 27

Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.537
2016: 2.33
2015: 2.81
2014: 1.99
2013: 2.20
2012: 2.21
2011: 2.35
2010: 1.81
2009: 2.66
2008: 1.91

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kansas, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 1377
2016: 1137
2015: 95
2014: 73
2013: 798
2012: 67
2011: 81
2010: 68
2009: 92
2008: 77
2007: 71
2006: 73
2005: 61
2004: 85
2003: 78
2002: 74
2001: 91
2000: 101
1999: 88

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 4.707
2016: 3.89
2015: 3.26
2014: 2.51
2013: 2.73
2012: 2.32
2011: 2.82
2010: 2.38
2009: 3.25
2008: 2.74
2007: 2.55
2006: 2.64
2005: 2.22
2004: 3.11
2003: 2.86
2002: 2.73
2001: 3.37
2000: 3.76
1999: 3.29

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 1107
2016: 937
2015: 75
2014: 57
2013: 63
2012: 51
2011: 63
2010: 56
2009: 70
2008: 67

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 7.587
2016: 6.42
2015: 5.16
2014: 3.94
2013: 4.37
2012: 3.55
2011: 4.42
2010: 3.96
2009: 4.98
2008: 4.81

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 277
2016: 207
2015: 20
2014: 16
2013: 16
2012: 16
2011: 18
2010: 12
2009: 22
2008: 10

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.857
2016: 1.37
2015: 1.37
2014: 1.10
2013: 1.10
2012: 1.10
2011: 1.25
2010: 0.83
2009: 1.54
2008: 0.71

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Kansas, according to figures9 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2017: 4410 11
2016: 43
2015: 51
2014: 22
2013: 39
2012: 36
2011: 31
2010: 30
2009: 38
2008: 41
2007: 29
2006: 33
2005: 20
2004: 31
2003: 38
2002: 19
2001: 22

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, according to figures12 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.5113
2016: 1.48
2015: 1.76
2014: 0.76
2013: 1.35
2012: 1.25
2011: 1.08
2010: 1.05
2009: 1.34
2008: 1.46
2007: 1.04
2006: 1.19
2005: 0.73
2004: 1.13
2003: 1.40
2002: 0.70
2001: 0.81

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual handgun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female handgun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kansas, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2017: 1110 11
2016: 6
2015: 8
2014: 8
2013: 14
2012: 2
2011: 8
2010: 5
2009: 9
2008: 5
2007: 8
2006: 10
2005: 12
2004: 4
2003: 9
2002: 1
2001: 8

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.3813
2016: 0.21
2015: 0.28
2014: 0.28
2013: 0.48
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.28
2010: 0.17
2009: 0.32
2008: 0.18
2007: 0.29
2006: 0.36
2005: 0.44
2004: 0.15
2003: 0.33
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.30

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual long gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male long gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female long gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Kansas, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 2410 17
2016: 12
2015: 32
2014: 26
2013: 25
2012: 12
2011: 34
2010: 28
2009: 38
2008: 15
2007: 26
2006: 27
2005: 20
2004: 10
2003: 15
2002: 7
2001: 3

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, according to figures18 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.8213
2016: 0.41
2015: 1.10
2014: 0.90
2013: 0.86
2012: 2.08
2011: 2.37
2010: 2.10
2009: 3.11
2008: 2.56
2007: 0.93
2006: 0.98
2005: 0.73
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.55
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.11

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 1237
2016: 1107
2015: 86
2014: 66
2013: 727 11
2012: 60
2011: 68
2010: 60
2009: 88
2008: 72
2007: 61
2006: 61
2005: 57
2004: 72
2003: 69
2002: 66
2001: 82
2000: 85
1999: 81

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 4.227
2016: 3.78
2015: 2.95
2014: 2.27
2013: 2.49
2012: 2.08
2011: 2.37
2010: 2.10
2009: 3.11
2008: 2.56
2007: 2.19
2006: 2.21
2005: 2.08
2004: 2.63
2003: 2.53
2002: 2.43
2001: 3.03
2000: 3.16
1999: 3.02

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 987
2016: 917
2015: 67
2014: 51
2013: 57
2012: 47
2011: 52
2010: 48
2009: 67
2008: 63

Rate of Male Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 6.757
2016: 6.29
2015: 4.61
2014: 3.52
2013: 3.95
2012: 3.27
2011: 3.65
2010: 3.39
2009: 4.77
2008: 4.52

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 257
2016: 197
2015: 19
2014: 15
2013: 15
2012: 13
2011: 16
2010: 12
2009: 21
2008: 9

Rate of Female Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Kansas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.717
2016: 1.30
2015: 1.30
2014: 1.03
2013: 1.03
2012: 0.90
2011: 1.11
2010: 0.83
2009: 1.47
2008: 0.64

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 5527
2016: 5147
2015: 477
2014: 455
2013: 424
2012: 502
2011: 394
2010: 401
2009: 381
2008: 337
2007: 382
2006: 379
2005: 362
2004: 370
2003: 347
2002: 345
2001: 293
2000: 325
1999: 299

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 18.957
2016: 17.68
2015: 16.38
2014: 15.67
2013: 14.65
2012: 17.39
2011: 13.72
2010: 14.05
2009: 13.45
2008: 12
2007: 13.72
2006: 13.72
2005: 13.19
2004: 13.53
2003: 12.74
2002: 12.71
2001: 10.84
2000: 12.09
1999: 11.16

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 4337
2016: 4027
2015: 374
2014: 356
2013: 344
2012: 411
2011: 314
2010: 320
2009: 312
2008: 286

Rate of Male Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 29.827
2016: 27.77
2015: 25.73
2014: 24.60
2013: 23.86
2012: 28.64
2011: 22.02
2010: 22.61
2009: 22.21
2008: 20.54

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 1197
2016: 1127
2015: 103
2014: 99
2013: 80
2012: 91
2011: 80
2010: 81
2009: 69
2008: 51

Rate of Female Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 8.147
2016: 7.67
2015: 7.06
2014: 6.80
2013: 5.51
2012: 6.27
2011: 5.53
2010: 5.63
2009: 4.83
2008: 3.60

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Kansas, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 3167
2016: 2577
2015: 224
2014: 238
2013: 2418
2012: 297
2011: 233
2010: 210
2009: 200
2008: 185
2007: 213
2006: 211
2005: 188
2004: 204
2003: 211
2002: 184
2001: 160
2000: 186
1999: 166

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 10.857
2016: 8.84
2015: 7.69
2014: 8.20
2013: 8.33
2012: 10.29
2011: 8.11
2010: 7.36
2009: 7.06
2008: 6.59
2007: 7.65
2006: 7.64
2005: 6.85
2004: 7.46
2003: 7.75
2002: 6.78
2001: 5.92
2000: 6.92
1999: 6.20

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 2757
2016: 2287
2015: 195
2014: 212
2013: 216
2012: 266
2011: 196
2010: 189
2009: 181
2008: 167

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 18.947
2016: 15.75
2015: 13.41
2014: 14.65
2013: 14.98
2012: 18.53
2011: 13.75
2010: 13.35
2009: 12.89
2008: 11.99

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 417
2016: 297
2015: 29
2014: 26
2013: 25
2012: 31
2011: 37
2010: 21
2009: 19
2008: 18

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.817
2016: 1.99
2015: 1.99
2014: 1.78
2013: 1.72
2012: 2.14
2011: 2.56
2010: 1.46
2009: 1.33
2008: 1.27

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Kansas, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 347
2016: 46
2015: 33
2014: 31
2013: 39
2012: 56
2011: 28
2010: 29
2009: 25
2008: 22
2007: 32
2006: 25
2005: 16
2004: 17
2003: 16
2002: 20
2001: 13
2000: 26
1999: 28

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.177
2016: 1.58
2015: 1.13
2014: 1.07
2013: 1.35
2012: 1.94
2011: 0.98
2010: 1.02
2009: 0.88
2008: 0.78
2007: 1.15
2006: 0.90
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.74
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.97
1999: 1.05

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 237
2016: 417
2015: 29
2014: 28
2013: 36
2012: 49
2011: 19
2010: 25
2009: 24
2008: 13

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.587
2016: 2.83
2015: 2
2014: 1.93
2013: 2.50
2012: 3.41
2011: 1.33
2010: 1.77
2009: 1.71
2008: 0.93

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 117
2016: 5
2015: 4
2014: 3
2013: 3
2012: 7
2011: 9
2010: 4
2009: 1
2008: 9

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.757
2016: 0.34
2015: 0.27
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.21
2012: 0.48
2011: 0.62
2010: 0.28
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.64

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Kansas, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 317
2016: 30
2015: 22
2014: 33
2013: 27
2012: 38
2011: 25
2010: 34
2009: 26
2008: 20
2007: 37
2006: 31
2005: 36
2004: 37
2003: 31
2002: 27
2001: 26
2000: 28
1999: 34

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.067
2016: 1.03
2015: 0.76
2014: 1.14
2013: 0.93
2012: 1.32
2011: 0.87
2010: 1.19
2009: 0.92
2008: 0.71
2007: 1.33
2006: 1.12
2005: 1.31
2004: 1.35
2003: 1.14
2002: 1.00
2001: 0.96
2000: 1.04
1999: 1.27

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 297
2016: 287
2015: 21
2014: 30
2013: 26
2012: 37
2011: 24
2010: 32
2009: 26
2008: 20

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 27
2016: 1.93
2015: 1.44
2014: 2.07
2013: 1.80
2012: 2.58
2011: 1.68
2010: 2.26
2009: 1.85
2008: 1.44

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 27
2016: 2
2015: 1
2014: 3
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.147
2016: 0.14
2015: 0.07
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.07
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.14
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Kansas, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 2517
2016: 1817
2015: 169
2014: 174
2013: 1757
2012: 203
2011: 180
2010: 147
2009: 149
2008: 143
2007: 144
2006: 155
2005: 136
2004: 150
2003: 164
2002: 137
2001: 121
2000: 132
1999: 104

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 8.627
2016: 6.23
2015: 5.80
2014: 5.99
2013: 6.05
2012: 7.03
2011: 6.27
2010: 5.15
2009: 5.26
2008: 5.09
2007: 5.17
2006: 5.61
2005: 4.95
2004: 5.49
2003: 6.02
2002: 5.05
2001: 4.48
2000: 4.91
1999: 3.88

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 2237
2016: 1597
2015: 145
2014: 154
2013: 154
2012: 180
2011: 153
2010: 132
2009: 131
2008: 134

Rate of Male Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of male gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 15.367
2016: 10.98
2015: 9.98
2014: 10.64
2013: 10.68
2012: 12.54
2011: 10.73
2010: 9.33
2009: 9.33
2008: 9.62

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Kansas, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 287
2016: 227
2015: 24
2014: 20
2013: 21
2012: 23
2011: 27
2010: 15
2009: 18
2008: 9

Rate of Female Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of female gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.927
2016: 1.51
2015: 1.65
2014: 1.37
2013: 1.45
2012: 1.59
2011: 1.87
2010: 1.04
2009: 1.26
2008: 0.64

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 107
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 12
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 11
2007: 3
2006: 4
2005: 5
2004: 2
2003: 8
2002: 9
2001: 11
2000: 8
1999: 10

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.347
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.42
2009: 0
2008: 0.39
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.14
2005: 0.18
2004: 0.07
2003: 0.29
2002: 0.33
2001: 0.41
2000: 0.30
1999: 0.37

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Kansas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 1
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 1
2001: 3
2000: 4
1999: 4

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.11
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.04
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.11
2000: 0.15
1999: 0.15

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual female deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual female deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Kansas, annual female deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Kansas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kansas, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 10
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 3
2006: 4
2005: 1
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 4
2001: 0 (suppressed)19
2000: 2
1999: 0 (suppressed)
1998: 0 (suppressed)
1997: 0 (suppressed)
1996: 0 (suppressed)
1995: 0 (suppressed)

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Kansas at a rate of 18.820 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Kansas ranked at No. 2120 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Kansas is categorised as permissive21

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Kansas includes the Kansas Statutes 2012 and the Constitution of Kansas 185922

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Kansas are regulated by the State of Kansas (with some exceptions for local municipalities)23 24 25

Right to Possess Firearms

In Kansas, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,26 as limited by federal law27 and state law28 24 25

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Kansas, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, unless manufactured prior to 19 May 1986,29 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 .50 calibre rifles31 and large capacity ammunition magazines32 24 25

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Kansas, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to licensing and registration, if manufactured prior to 19 May 198629 33 24 25

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Kansas, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence30 24 25

Regulation of Handguns

In Kansas, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence34 35 24 25

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Kansas, non-prohibited persons of minimum age34 35 24 25 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Kansas is 18 years for handguns possession (no minimum age for shotguns and rifles), no minimum age for purchase36 24 25

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Kansas stipulates37 24 25 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Kansas, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun38 24 25

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Kansas, the law does not require39 24 25 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Kansas, licensed firearm dealers are not required40 24 25 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Kansas, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted41 24 25

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Kansas, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful42 24 25

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Kansas is not obliged43 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Kansas is not obliged (under State Law)44 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Kansas, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 24 25

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Kansas is reported to be

2015: 1,95246
2014: 1,91947
2013: 1,93948
2012: 1,82649
2011: 1,75950

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Kansas, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 24 25

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Kansas, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 24 25 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Kansas do not include53 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Kansas do not include54 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Kansas include55 53 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Kansas, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 24 25

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Kansas, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 24 25 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Kansas, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit43 24 25

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Kansas, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit38 24 25

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Kansas, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,38 61 24 25 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Kansas, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (recognises all states)38 24 25 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Kansas, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt (concealed weapons permits issued on or after 7/1/10)62 24 25 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Kansas, private guns are prohibited in court houses, police stations, areas renowned for unlawful activity, detention facilities, polling places, state office buildings, athletic events, bars (not including restaurants), care facilities (children) and 'child exchange and visitation centers', mental health clinics and licensed psychiatric hospitals, churches, any private business prohibiting firearms, libraries63 and schools64 24 25

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Kansas as ‘F’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Kansas on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 466
2010: 467
2009: 768
2008: 769
2007: 770

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Kansas at No. 3371 among 50 US States


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Miller, Matthew, Catherine Barber, Richard A. White and Deborah Azrael.2013.‘Firearms and Suicide in the United States: Is Risk Independent of Underlying Suicidal Behavior?.’ American Journal of Epidemiology.Baltimore, MD:Oxford Journals / Oxford University Press,23 August. (Q8393)Full Citation

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