Kansas

Introduction

Over 690,000 Kansas residents experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Fortunately, many victims survive these traumatic events; however, Kansas reported 250 domestic violence homicides from 2007 to 2016, 60% of whom died by firearms. An abuser’s access to firearms can determine a victim’s chances of survival; domestic violence firearm prohibitions and removal laws save lives.

Kansas prohibits possession of firearms by persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the preceding 5 years. Kansas also prohibits possession of firearms by persons subject to a final domestic violence protection from abuse order. Kansas does not require removal of firearms from persons subject to domestic violence protection from abuse orders; however, a court issuing a final protection from abuse order may order or restrain any other acts deemed necessary to promote the safety of the plaintiff or of any minor children of the parties.

This page was updated September 6, 2018. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.