Conference committee agrees to bill lowering age for carrying concealed handguns

Senators huddle as they discuss a conference committee report on Friday.

A House-Senate conference committee on Friday afternoon agreed to a bill that would lower the age for carrying a concealed handgun in Kansas.

Lawmakers agreed to add the provision for lowering the age to 18 from 21 to a bill that would recognize concealed-carry licenses from other states.

Another proposal that would have allowed colleges and universities to require permits for anyone carrying a gun on campus failed to make it out of the conference committee.


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