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Legal Information: Kansas

State Gun Laws

November 15, 2023

I have a temporary ex parte protection from abuse order against the abuser. Can his/her gun be taken away?

Kansas law states that it is illegal for a respondent to have a firearm with a protection from abuse order in place if it was issued after a hearing for which the respondent received notice of the hearing beforehand and s/he had the opportunity to participate in the hearing.A temporary ex parte protection from abuse order issued without notice to the abuser would not satisfy this requirement so the abuser can still have a gun while a temporary ex parte order is in place.

1 Kan. Stat. § 21-6301(a)(17)