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Old March 18, 2010, 12:38 AM   #1
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Castle Doctrine in Kansas

I live in Texas where the Castle Doctrine extends my dwelling to include my vehicle. So naturally I carry in my vehicle frequently. I do not have a CCW. I am planning a two day trip to Kansas next week and I normally carry a handgun in my vehicle whenever I travel. I've never been to Kansas, do they have a similar law about carrying in vehicles? I'm probably going to to carry either way, but I would like to know if it is legal to carry concealed in a vehicle in Kansas. Or Oklahoma for that matter since I will be driving through.

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Old March 18, 2010, 01:13 AM   #2
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Old March 19, 2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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Firearms may be openly carried in cars without any license except where localities have made open carry illegal; however, concealed handgun permits accepted by KS make the holder exempt from all local open carry bans.

So does this mean I must carry openly? For instance if I wanted to carry a gun in my suitcase I would be breaking the law?
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Old March 20, 2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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Locked in trunk is o.k... I think if it's loaded, inside the vehicle, it must be exposed.
Same in Az.
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Old March 21, 2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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Okla. dose have the castle

Dont know about kansas...I think without a carry....you cant have it loaded in the car in either state....
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Old March 21, 2010, 10:02 PM   #6
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Firearms may be openly carried in cars without any license except where localities have made open carry illegal
The only places I am aware of that are a concern are: Junction City and Wichita. Not sure about Topeka, Lawrence, and KC.
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