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Kansas suffers gun violence rates above the national average, but legislators are working to repeal the important protections still in place in the Sunflower State. In 2021, Kansas lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto, voting to allow 18- to 20-year-olds to carry concealed, loaded handguns in public without a permit, including on college and university campuses. The state now maintains none of the foundational laws needed to protect the public from gun violence. The state did add important domestic violence protections in 2018.

463 In an average year, 463 people die by guns in Kansas. More at EveryStat.
#37 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Same as last year). See why.

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