A firearm Bill of Sale is a document used to record a gun’s purchase and ownership transfer. The sale of a personal firearm usually does not carry the same liability as a dealer or purchasing at a gun show.
The seller is responsible for NOT allowing a firearm to be sold to a convicted felon.
How to Sell a Firearm Privately
Anyone legally allowed to own a firearm in Kansas can sell and buy guns.
Kansas has minimal requirements for selling firearms in private-party transactions. Seller’s must simply ensure their buyers are not prohibited to own guns in the state.
In Kansas, people under 18 cannot purchase a firearm with a barrel less than 12 inches long.
Kan. Stat. § 21-6301 also prohibits any person from purchasing a firearm if they:
- Use and are addicted to a controlled substance
- Have been involuntarily committed for mental illness or alcohol or substance abuse
- Are a fugitive from justice
- Are an undocumented person who is unlawfully in the United States
- Have been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor offense within the last five years
- Have used a firearm to commit a “person felony” (a felony committed upon or against a person, such as rape, homicide, kidnapping, or battery)
Firearm Inheritance Laws
You may pass down privately owned guns to relatives as long as they are not prohibited from owning firearms.
Kansas does not require firearms to be registered, even if you inherit one from a relative.
Concealed Carry Permit
After Kansas passed House Bill 2058 in 2021, anyone 21 or over may conceal and carry a firearm without a permit.
Individuals aged 18 to 20 must have a valid Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun License (CCHL) to carry concealed in Kansas.
The state is a permitless carry state for those over 18 for open carry. (Kan Stat. Ann. § 21-6302(4))
How to Apply
Although you do not need a permit to conceal carry a firearm in Kansas if you are 21 or over, you should register for a Kansas CCHL if you plan to carry and use your gun outside Kansas.
You can apply for a Kansas CCHL by taking the following steps.
Step 1 – Firearm Training Course
Complete a firearm training course.
Step 2 – Know the Laws
Read and understand the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act.
Step 3 – Apply
Complete the CCHL application and submit it to your local Sheriff’s office along with a 2″ × 2″ passport-style color photograph of yourself taken within the last 30 days, and show your state ID.
Step 4 – Pay Fees
Submit a check for $100.00 payable to the Office of the Attorney General and a check of $32.50 payable to the Sheriff of the applicant’s county of residence
Step 5 – Get Approved
If approved, you will receive a Provisional Concealed Carry License if you are 18 to 20 years old. You will receive a standard CCHL if you are 21 or older. (Kan. Stat. § 75-7c04)
According to SB 45, anyone can carry in the state as long as they are 21 years of age or older and not restricted to own a gun per state law.
Currently, all states recognize the Kansas CCHL except for the following:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
Kansas Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of a Kansas firearm bill of sale.