Approximately one hundred thousand (100,000) Kansans possess an active permit for concealed carry handguns. As one (1) of eleven (11) states that does not require a license to carry a handgun, Kansas continues to see lower rates of applicants for concealed carry in comparison to states with license requirements, such as Florida which has over one million (1,000,000) active permits. From a national perspective, there are over fourteen and one-half million (14,500,000) active concealed carry permits. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of women with permits has increased twice as quickly as the number of men with permits.
House Bill 2052 addressed several changes of existing laws related to firearms and the Personal and Family Protection Act (concealed carry of handguns). A few points of the bill’s accomplishments are:
Additionally, Senate Bill 65, signed in January of 2015, prohibits public employers from establishing personnel policies which conflict with the House bill’s expectation of concealed carry. For many employers, the concern to comply with the quickly-approaching deadline of July 1, 2017, to allow concealed handguns within government and municipal buildings is rising. It leaves employers asking, “Where do I go next?”
Creative Business Solutions specializes in ensuring each of our valued clients is in compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to their respective businesses. Please call us today and we will be pleased to assist you with any HR compliance issue you may be experiencing, including concealed carry compliance.