2013 News Releases

AG Schmidt: Kansas concealed carry licenses now recognized in Wyoming

Release Date: Aug 02, 2013

TOPEKA – (August 2, 2013) – Wyoming has notified Kansas that it will begin recognizing Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Wyoming is now the 32nd state to recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses. This recognition will allow Kansas concealed carry license holders to lawfully carry concealed handguns in conformance with Wyoming law while traveling in that state.

Wyoming’s recognition 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 obtain 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 www.ag.ks.gov. There currently are 65, 879 active Kansas concealed carry permits.

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