Kansas Firearm Bill of Sale
The Kansas firearm bill of sale is a legal document that serves as evidence of a lawful transfer of ownership of a gun between two or more parties in Kansas. It can be through purchase, sale, or trade and the document outlines the make and model of the firearm, the parties involved, the purchase price, and other important information. It’s more stringent when it comes to signing and should be executed in the presence of a notary public so that it can be notarized.

Privately Selling a Firearm

In Kansas, as long as the individual is legally permitted to possess a firearm, they’re also able to sell it privately to another individual. With that being said, there are restrictions placed on who can buy the firearm. 

Prohibited from Buying

As outlined in Kan. Stat. §21-6301, the use, ownership, or purchase of a firearm is illegal if the act meets the following characteristics:

  • possessing any firearm by a person who is both addicted to and an unlawful user of a controlled substance;

  • possessing any firearm by any person, other than a law enforcement officer, in or on any school property or grounds upon which is located a building or structure used by a unified school district or an accredited nonpublic school for student instruction or attendance or extracurricular activities of pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12 or at any regularly scheduled school sponsored activity or event whether the person knows or has reason to know that such person was in or on any such property or grounds;

  • possessing any firearm by a person who is or has been a mentally ill person subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment, as defined in K.S.A. 59-2946, and amendments thereto, or persons with an alcohol or substance abuse problem subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment as defined in K.S.A. 59-29b46, and amendments thereto;

  • possessing any firearm while a fugitive from justice;

  • possessing any firearm by a person who is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;

  • possessing any firearm by a person while such person is subject to a court order that:

    • Was issued after a hearing, of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;

    • restrains such person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner of such person or a child of such person or such intimate partner, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or the child; and

    • includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or

    • by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or

  • possessing any firearm by a person who, within the preceding five years, has been convicted of a misdemeanor for a domestic violence offense, or a misdemeanor under a law of another jurisdiction which is substantially the same as such misdemeanor offense.

Firearm registration 

Kansas residents are not required to register their firearms with the state so, after purchase, the transfer of ownership is complete.

Concealed carry requirements 

Kansas is unique in that it doesn’t require residents to get a permit before they can carry a concealed weapon. The only requirement is being 21 years of age or older. There is an option to get a concealed carry permit and some residents do this to take advantage of reciprocity from other states. 

  1. Take and complete a safety training course that has been approved by the Attorney General 

  2. Submit an application to the local sheriff’s office and include the filing fee. At this time, the safety training certificate of completion should be included and a passport-style colored photo. 

  3. While submitting the application, it’s also necessary to submit fingerprints 

  4. The sheriff will approve or deny the application within 90 days. 

By default, Kansas allows anyone over the age of 21 to carry a concealed weapon whether they are residents of the state or not.