Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Kansas concealed carry permits now recognized in Virginia, Washington

TOPEKA, KAN. – Two more states have agreed to recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

The states of Virginia and Washington have each notified the Kansas Attorney General’s office that Kansas-issued permits are now recognized in their respective states. This brings the number of states where Kansas licenses are recognized to 36, up from 24 at the start of 2011.

A law passed last year by the Kansas Legislature, recommended by Attorney General Schmidt, allows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. As a result of this law, many states that require their permits to be recognized in Kansas before reciprocally recognizing Kansas permits have now done so.

A complete list of states that recognized the Kansas concealed carry license is available on the Attorney General’s website at

There are currently 80,810 active concealed carry license holders in Kansas.