A bill to lower the legal age to carry concealed firearms in Kansas from 21 to 18 has won final passage in the Kansas House

KANSAS – According to the statement, the bill’s support came mostly from Republicans, who say that those under 21 are eligible to vote and serve in the military.

People as young as 18 can already carry firearms in the open in Kansas.

The legislation would require those under 21 to complete a background check and undergo safety training to carry concealed firearms, which is currently required for those 21 and older.

The state House approved the bill on a 85-38 vote, sending it to the Senate.