Conceal And Carry Permits Up
KSCB News - July 17, 2012 4:46 pm
A record number of people applied to carry
concealed weapons in Kansas during the last fiscal year.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt says more than 12,408 people
sought a Kansas license to carry a concealed firearm during the
fiscal year that ended June 30.
That’s a 24 percent increase over the approximately 9,400
applicants for concealed weapons in fiscal year 2011. The concealed
carry program in Kansas began in 2006.
The attorney general also says the number of first-time permit
applications his agency received averaged 49 each work day and
didn’t’ include applications for renewal of existing permits.
There are more than 44,000 existing concealed weapons permits
that have been issued in Kansas.