This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, April 6, 2015:
Last Thursday Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law a bill expanding Kansas’ permitless open carry laws to include concealed carry, adding Kansas to the ever-growing list of other states to do so.
Otherwise called “Constitutional carry” or “Vermont carry,” permitless carry satisfies most Second Amendment purists who believe that the phrase “…the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” means exactly what it says: one doesn’t need permission to exercise a right.
For years Kansans have enjoyed the right to carry a firearm openly, without permission. But if a coat or a jacket covers it, or if one wishes to carry it in a purse or satchel, he would need to obtain a concealed carry permit from the state to do so. And so he will, until the new law becomes effective July 1.
At the moment, Kansas will join numerous other states with similar freedoms, including