Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kansas AG: 14,000 request concealed carry licenses

By The Herald Staff | 7/21/2014

TOPEKA — Kansas received more than 14,000 applications for concealed carry licenses during the 2014 fiscal year.

Between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, the Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 14,205 applications, Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general, said Monday. It was the second-highest year on record for such applications, following the 25,316 received during the 2013 fiscal year. Since the licensing program began in 2006, the office has received more than 90,000 applications.

TOPEKA — Kansas received more than 14,000 applications for concealed carry licenses during the 2014 fiscal year.

Between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, the Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 14,205 applications, Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general, said Monday. It was the second-highest year on record for such applications, following the 25,316 received during the 2013 fiscal year. Since the licensing program began in 2006, the office has received more than 90,000 applications.

“The concealed carry program continues to be popular for Kansas citizens interested in becoming trained and licensed to protect themselves and their families,” Schmidt said. “Our office will continue to administer this program in an efficient manner as the Legislature intended.”

Since taking office in 2011, Schmidt has helped expand the number of states that recognize Kansas concealed carry permits from 24 to 36, his office said Monday. A law passed in 2013 by the Kansas Legislature, recommended by Schmidt, allows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in the Sunflower State.

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