Archive for Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kansas sets another record for concealed-carry permits

April 4, 2013


Kansas has set a record, for the third straight month, for applications for concealed-carry permits, the Kansas Attorney General's office reported Wednesday.

The state received 4,072 applications for concealed-carry handgun permits in March, the most in any one month since the state started issuing permits in 2006. That was more than the 3,573 counted in February and the 3,167 applications that set a record in January.

So far in 2013, 10,812 new concealed carry applications have been submitted to the office of the attorney general. There are 53,272 active concealed carry licensees in Kansas.

As of March 1, a total of 8,229 of the applications were still in process, which is more than the number of applications in January and February, combined. The state is on pace to process about 178 applications per day, several times the 2010 average of 28 per day. State law allows 90 days to issue the permit after a successful application has been received.

The Kansas Attorney General's Office could not be reached Thursday to comment on how the increased volume of permits would be processed within the allotted time.


Dan Eyler 5 years, 1 month ago

Great new for liberty, individual freedom and self protection. Violent criminals are in for a rude awakening I suspect.

elliottaw 5 years, 1 month ago

did you know out of more than 5,000 instances of people claiming self defense, only 250 of those cases were actually self defense

50YearResident 5 years, 1 month ago

Where did you get that information? Can you provide the facts to back up this claim?

skull 5 years, 1 month ago

Treyvon Martin would probably disagree with you, but he's dead. Lose a fight you started and shoot your "perpetrator" in the back, sounds like self defense to me.

optimist 5 years, 1 month ago

Nice evidence. I gues we should at least be pleased that you admint that anyone uses a firearm for self defense.

chootspa 5 years, 1 month ago

As are the butts and legs of would-be protectors, I suspect.

Steve Stucky 5 years, 1 month ago

How can this be??? I thought the "mood" of the country was to turn in our guns and prohibit purchase???

elliottaw 5 years, 1 month ago

That has been proposed by 0 people, that is just more NRA mumbo jumbo for the uneducated to instantly believe

BlackVelvet 5 years, 1 month ago

You apparently believe Obama when he claims that 80% of Americans want strict gun control...(maybe 80% of the 5 people HE asked)

elliottaw 5 years, 1 month ago

No I just stating a fact that no one is coming to take your guns away, limiting what NEW guns can be sold, yes they are trying, but not coming to take the ones you already own

uncleandyt 5 years, 1 month ago

The control must start with the makers, the takers. We are fooled by propaganda, saddly enough, that we are billed for. preposition. We get all worked up about one particular office-holder while the long-term extractors rob us of cash and rights. Follow the money, you parrots. Follow your common sense. How can Obama be a lefty if he governs to the right of Bushes and Reagan? Any lefty landmark legislation passed has no impact on money. We are fooled. and, Guns are stupid.

optimist 5 years, 1 month ago

In a 1995 interview with 60 minutes Dian Feinstein, the auther of the 1993 "assault weapons" ban said: “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up everyone of them (every gun) Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in. I would have done it.”

elliottaw 5 years, 1 month ago

Myth: Carrying a gun for self-defense makes you safer. Fact-check: In 2011, nearly 10 times more people were shot and killed in arguments than by civilians trying to stop a crime. • In one survey, nearly 1% of Americans reported using guns to defend themselves or their property. However, a closer look at their claims found that more than 50% involved using guns in an aggressive manner, such as escalating an argument. • A Philadelphia study found that the odds of an assault victim being shot were 4.5 times greater if he carried a gun. His odds of being killed were 4.2 times greater.

Myth: Guns make women safer. Fact-check: In 2010, nearly 6 times more women were shot by husbands, boyfriends, and ex-partners than murdered by male strangers. • A woman's chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun. • One study found that women in states with higher gun ownership rates were 4.9 times more likely to be murdered by a gun than women in states with lower gun ownership rates.

Jim Phillips 5 years, 1 month ago

Another "credible" source of Liberal misinformation. I prefer to look at the statistics found in the Uniform Crime Reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation rather than Mother Earth News. Funny how the "stats" contradict each other.

webmocker 5 years, 1 month ago

Guardian 18 minutes ago Another "credible" source of Liberal misinformation. I prefer to look at the statistics found in the Uniform Crime Reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation rather than Mother Earth News. . . .

Mother Earth News is not particularly "liberal" and is rarely a source of misinformation, and most relevantly is not the source of the information to which Guardian appears to be referring. Mother Jones would probably be considered "liberal", though whether it is a source of misinformation would probably be argued without resolution on this board.

Brian Hall 5 years, 1 month ago

Interesting that you say Mother Jones is not "credible" even though the entire article is cited with sources like the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Institute of Justice, the FBI and National Institute of Health among many others.

elliottaw 5 years, 1 month ago

The Uniform Crime Reports are a voluntary registry, it is a lot like carfax, not everyone reports to them and they don't record everything, It is not mandatory for an agency to report anything to the UCR. All reports to the UCR are strictly voluntary.

optimist 5 years, 1 month ago

Yes and to prove that guns kill everyone that touches one every gun owner that purchased a gun immediately following the Civil War are now dead. To be fair I used stats following the war because using stats from war time would have skewed the results

George_Braziller 5 years, 1 month ago

All we need now is spurs, some "hitchin'" posts 'fer our horses, and a brothel. Seems like the Legislature is already wanting to take Kansas back to the 1870s. Throw in some cows running through the streets, a steam locomotive and were almost there.

optimist 5 years, 1 month ago

Ridiculous… you insinuate that those of us that believe the 2nd amendment is plain English and should be recognized as such, as we do the 1st amendment and every other portion of the Constitution, are hicks. You forget that we live in a world where tyranny exists. The Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, North Korean’s are starving because of a repressive regime, Women are forced to undergo procedures as a result of State sponsored family planning, Hugo Chavez came to power in Venezuela where he nationalized a significant number of industries from the hands of private citizens and amassed a multi-billion dollar fortune off the backs of all Venezuelans. Why do we find it so hard to believe that it couldn’t happen here? Our president recently circumvented the Senate of the United States and appointed two members to positions that required the consent of the Senate, without their consent. President Bush actually said the words “in order to save the free market we must abandon free market principles” or something to that effect when defending the practice of bailing out private sector cronies that had lost billions due to their unethical behavior. Instead of them losing their jobs and their wealth he and the legislature made them whole off our backs. President Obama continued this practice and continues to give sweetheart deals to his crony at GE who made billions and paid nothing in tax. This President also gives out billions to “green energy” companies that turn around and kick back millions of dollars in campaign donations to his and other party candidates’ right before most of them went bankrupt. This all happens right in front of us and we do nothing. Is it so hard to believe that some day they will act against our interests even more boldly and we will have no way to defend ourselves? If our government fears us little now what happens after they disarm us?

UneasyRider 5 years, 1 month ago

Kansas, as stupid as rest of world thinks. 1/1/2014, I'm gone forever and I truly love what Kansas once was.

uncleandyt 5 years, 1 month ago

This is no time to think about what's happening.

Enlightenment 5 years, 1 month ago

Now the state is going to legalize switchblades.

What is wrong with the people running this state and those who elected them?

juma 5 years, 1 month ago

Will all you gun crazies tell me what happened to the idiot with the cc that shot his wife in a restaurant in KC????? I am so g..da.n tired of this bs about CC and how safe this is. I grew up with guns and the thought that many people (idiots like the guy in KC)) are getting permits is a very scary situation!!!

greatgatsby 5 years, 1 month ago

Why do we always get back to this idiot in KC. Every CCH carrier here has commented about how stupid this guy was and how he did everything wrong. Yes, one incident on his part and we are all him... guess what, we're not. I carry and have never accidentally discharged it at someone, or ever accidentally discharged it at all, never shot my wife or my neighbor or my kid during an argument, and we've had them, never gone on a killing spree, never shot an innocent bystander in an "old west" shoot out, nothing.

uncleandyt 5 years, 1 month ago

Good job. Thanks. It's people like you that don't shoot us that keep us from gettin' shot by you. We need more guns !

greatgatsby 5 years, 1 month ago

Didn't ask for your thanks. Don't need your thanks or your approval or anything. Also, if you read what I wrote, I never said that more guns were needed. Again generalizing all CCH carriers as lunatics is nonsense. My only point was that I have done nothing wrong with my gun so don't tell me I'm a monster or one of the "crazies" for owning one.

d_prowess 5 years, 1 month ago

The guy in the story may not have ever done anything wrong until the day it happened. That said, I acknowledge that this is a very rare occurrence and nothing to get worked up over (well, unless you are the guy's wife!), but statistics prove that accidents do happen to good people so with more people carrying, there will be more accidents. Maybe not enough to say that we should stop this practice, but everyone should at least acknowledge this reality.

uncleandyt 5 years, 1 month ago

Let's just imagine that, as more guns appear, less people will get shot. Freedom + Whatever = Whatever + Freedom

basic101101 5 years, 1 month ago

Very nice to hear 53,272 good american kansans are exercising their rights to protect themselfs,their familys & friends.Glad to see this :)

skull 5 years, 1 month ago

Yup, 53,000+ people that are more likely to shoot themselVEs or their familIES accidentally than "protect" them... Maybe Darwin was right.

skull 5 years, 1 month ago

Since Lawrence has a population of say 90,000 and chicago 2,700,000 (or roughly the same as the entire state of Kansas) I think your comparison is quite valid. On a serious note though, homicide rates in Chicago in March 2013 were down 69% from the previous year. Maybe those Chicago Democrats have stopped killing people since gun violence in the city must have been their fault.

skull 5 years, 1 month ago

Lots of gang violence in the countryside? Packs of angry Chicago democrats murdering farmers in the rural areas of the state?

It must be pretty dangerous out in the countryside, since apparently everyone out there needs a gun everywhere they go, you "protect" themselves.

skull 5 years, 1 month ago

Relatively invalid maybe. Chicago and Lawrence have almost nothing in common, beside being in the same country. Maybe you'd be better to compare those statistics with other places in the area, like Topeka or Wichita (those areas that have been controlled by republicans forever) and see how they stack up against Lawrence in terms of gun violence. But those aren't the president's hometown though, so they aren't important.

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