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Legal Information: Kansas

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
June 21, 2021

What is a felony?

Throughout these gun law pages, we will refer to gun laws that make it illegal for someone convicted of a felony to have a gun. Kansas defines a felony as crimes that are:

  • punishable by death;
  • punishable by imprisonment in any state correctional institution; or
  • defined as a felony by law.1

However, you cannot always tell if someone was convicted of a felony only by looking at the amount of time s/he actually served in prison since sentences are often reduced or pled down. If you are unsure if the abuser was convicted of a felony, you might want to talk to the prosecutor who handled the criminal case against the abuser to find out or go to the courthouse and search the conviction records.

1 Kan. Stat. § 21-5102(a)