Stun Gun Laws in Kansas

Learn about stun gun laws as well as possession requirements in Kansas.

A stun gun (popularly also known as a Taser, the main maker of stun guns) is any electronic device designed to discharge immobilizing levels of electricity

(Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-89a01.)

This article describes Kansas state law regarding who may not have a stun gun, and the circumstances or situations when carrying a stun gun is illegal in the state.

To learn more about how stun guns work, and how permitting laws vary by state, see States Requiring a Stun Gun Permit.

People Who May Not Carry a Stun Gun in Kansas

In Kansas, most people may purchase, possess (openly or concealed), or use a nonlethal stun gun for self-defense without obtaining a permit.

Situations or Circumstances Where Carrying a Stun Gun is Illegal

Generally, Kansas does not prohibit the possession of stun guns in public areas like courts and school grounds. However, be sure to check with the community courthouse or public school before transporting a stun gun onto the property, as there may be local regulations prohibiting stun gun possession.

Getting Legal Help

If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to purchase, carry, or use a gun in Kansas, or if you are facing charges for a stun gun violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.

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