Concealed Guns Permits Remain Popular in Kansas
KSCB News - July 22, 2015 3:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas attorney general’s office says it received 9,805 applications for concealed gun permits for the fiscal year ending June 30.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Tuesday that he expects the program to remain popular even with the law passed by the Legislature this year allowing eligible Kansans to carry concealed guns without a license.
He noted Kansas licenses are recognized by 36 other states, most which still require a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm.
Kansas has received 100,769 applications since the program began in 2006, and issued concealed gun permits for 98,035 of those.
About a quarter of those requests were made in 2013, when the number of applications peaked at 25,361.
More than 90,000 Kansans have active concealed carry licenses.