Pennsylvania to recognize Kansas concealed carry permits

Conceal and Carry (KSN File Photo)
Conceal and Carry (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Pennsylvania will begin recognizing Kansas concealed carry license.

The announcement makes Pennsylvania the 31st state to recognize the Kansas concealed carry license.

The recognition will allow Kansas concealed carry license holders to lawfully carry concealed handguns in conformance with Pennsylvania law while traveling in that state.

Pennsylvania’s recognition of the Kansas license comes in response to legislation proposed by the Kansas attorney general’s office and enacted earlier this year by the Legislature.

Kansas now recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas.

The new Kansas law requires those who move to Kansas to get a Kansas-issued license the same as all other Kansas residents.

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

There currently are 64,225 active Kansas concealed carry permits. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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