In 2010 the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act (aka Concealed Carry Law) was amended. (See amended law.)

According to Mary Feighny, an attorney with the Kansas Attorney General's office, the amended law allows public libraries to prohibit carrying concealed handguns into the library.

The Concealed Carry Law does not apply to people

  1. Not licensed to carry concealed weapons, 
  2. Carrying weapons other than handguns, 
  3. Carrying visible handguns.
Libraries wishing to establish policies for these instances should
  1. Check local City Ordinances and County Resolutions first.
  2. If no local laws do not address this issue, library board may establish libraries policies prohibiting the carrying all concealed or not concealed weapons into the library. K.S.A. 12-1225 says, "Library boards shall have the following powers and duties: (a) To make and adopt rules and regulations for the administration of the library."
When such a library policy is violated, library staff must first ask the offender of this library policy to remove the gun from the premises. If the person refuese, the law enforcement can be summoned to arrest for criminal trespass.


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