Two more states will recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced last week.
Virginia and Washington now recognize Kansas-issued permits bringing the number of states that recognize Kansas licenses to 36. At the start of 2011, only 24 states offered reciprocity.
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 www.ag.ks.gov.
There are currently 80,810 active concealed carry license holders in Kansas.