Kansas Elected Officials Stand Up to Democrat Governor by Overriding Her Veto to Lower the Concealed Carry Age to 18

Elected officials in Kansas overturned Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of legislation lowering the age for concealed carry permits from 21 to 18 years of age on May 3, 2021.

According to a report by the Wichita Eagle, the House only met for “less than five minutes” before they overrode the veto. A report from the Lawrence Journal-World highlighted that the House vote ended up being 86 to 37. Similarly, the Kansas Senate overrode Kelly’s veto by a vote of 31-8. In Kansas, a two-thirds vote of members in both chambers is needed to override a veto.

Kansas is a very pro-gun state as evidenced by its pro-gun laws such as Constitutional Carry, which have earned it an exceptional 4th place ranking in Guns & Ammo magazine’s ranking for best states for gun owners. 

So it’s no surprise that members of the legislature were able to easily coalesce and stand up against the Democrat Governor. State legislatures are natural instruments that the grassroots can leverage to implement a constitutional agenda and protect citizens’ rights; and that kind of representation is by design.