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.


midwest_muser 1 year ago

Facts and positive results really drive liberals nuts...


IKU57 1 year ago

Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the land. Democrats have had total control of Chicago since, forever. Lawrence should adopt Chicago gun rules, to protect the children.


basic101101 1 year ago

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


uncleandyt 1 year ago

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


juma 1 year 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!!!


Enlightenment 1 year ago

Now the state is going to legalize switchblades.

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


UneasyRider 1 year ago

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


George_Braziller 1 year 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.


elliottaw 1 year 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.


ssteve1 1 year ago

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


Dan Eyler 1 year ago

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


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