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Kansas concealed carry permits set record in 2012

July 10, 2013

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TOPEKA — Applications for permits to carry concealed weapons in Kansas set a record in the fiscal year ending June 30, more than doubling the record set in the previous year.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Wednesday that 25,340 applications for permits were filed with the state between July 1, 2012 and June 30. The old mark was 12,408 applications in the fiscal year 2012.

Kansas has been issuing permits since 2007 with 63,455 active licenses in the state as of July 1, an increase of nearly 20,000 from the previous year.

New changes taking effect July 1 expand the number of public places where concealed guns are permitted, including state and municipal buildings, unless adequate safety measures such as guards and metal detectors are installed.

Comments

Armored_One 9 months, 1 week ago

Would you trust Sam Brownback, if he had a CCW license, carried a firearm, and somehow found himself in a situation that necessitated him drawing his weapon and using it? Not some dark back alley, either. Let's say at a gas station. 2 'bad guys', 2 teenagers out driving around that stopped for munchies and drinkables, the clerk, and your significant other, just so you had some skin in the game, so to speak.

Why or why wouldn't you trust him with his firearm, especially if all he did was meet the minimum requirements as set out in Kansas law.

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jay_cheese 9 months, 1 week ago

One things for sure...you better have a heck of a drone fleet if you ever plan on invading this country. The amount of weapons cache's and ammo here per capita will never be matched (or surpassed) by any foreign nation while any of us are alive.

I'm not naive to think any of this crap is changing but I do hope everyone realizes that our police carry guns b/c EVERYONE else has one. No need to carry at all if there aren't any other guns to worry about. But keep enjoying all of that rabid hunting you do with your automatic and military grade weaponry...

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uncleandyt 9 months, 1 week ago

A broken record, a mountain of guns, a pile of nonsense, instructed by Luntz

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mom_of_three 9 months, 1 week ago

dont want a gun; dont need a gun.
)if it ever came to that, I think an 8 hour course is NOT enough.)
more power to those who think they do... just be smart and safe about it...

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LawrenceVeteran 9 months, 1 week ago

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

I uphold my Oath.

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JJE007 9 months, 1 week ago

Heavens...

NOT another thread of "My paranoia is better than your paranoia!"

This is getting old.

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Jason Johnson 9 months, 1 week ago

Many of us carried concealed before it was legal, for our own protection. At least now we're afforded what many of us believe was already our right to begin with.

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MacHeath 9 months, 1 week ago

I don't have any problem with concealed carry permits. I do not think the public is in any danger by anyone that has one.

I wonder about the motivation that caused a rush to obtain them. I wonder why there is a rush to buy ammo every time gun control is talked about on a serous level, to the point that one can't find a box of .22's with a Geiger counter.

During this last ammo shortage all the major online sources of ammo, as well as most large retailers, had little if any in stock. I went to an area shooting range/gun dealer and they had lots of stock at reasonable prices. Why was that? I think that some retailers, and distributors deliberately hold back stock to contribute to the panic which gives feed to the paranoia of the gun buying public. Maybe I am the paranoid one...I dunno

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Armored_One 9 months, 1 week ago

Oddball question...

How does a CC licensed person determine who is the 'bad guy' and who is another CC 'good guy'? With an increase in licenses, it's only a natural supposition to assume that were such a self defense incident to occur, there would be a higher chance of more than one CC licensed person being present.

Unless you were present at the start of the 'festivities', so to speak, and especially if all involved had pistols and not rifles or shotguns, how would you, personally, tell the difference?

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SouthWestKs 9 months, 1 week ago

Cops may take a oath, but the SCOTUS has said they do not have to protect you.. If No Guns Allowed works so well, I think you to talk to the parents @ Sandy Hook Elementary & see if they agree with you.. Have a good day & stay cool.

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kansas_cynic 9 months, 1 week ago

Actually no guns allowed signs work quite well. The CC gun lovers stay away and there are far fewer people with guns to worry about. Nuts are nuts, they happen and the chances are a CC person will stop one are very close to zero, if not totally zero.

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Pheps 9 months, 1 week ago

Carriers are not carrying to protect themselves from other carriers.

I for one vow, that I will not, under any circumstances, pull mine to protect any one other than family. You that hate carriers are safe from me.

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SouthWestKs 9 months, 1 week ago

You people forget that Kansas is an open carry state. That means you do not need a permit to carry. Beside it is easier to carry a handgun than a cop. Plus cops don't carry to protect you, they carry for there own protection. Have a good day and stay cool.

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kansas_cynic 9 months, 1 week ago

Could it be we have some of the paranoid CC people posting here?

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kansas_cynic 9 months, 1 week ago

Of the 63,455 permits given, would guess at least 90%+ were given to people suffering from some level of paranoia.

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elliottaw 9 months, 1 week ago

I guess the people of Kansas will have to stop saving land of the free and home of the brave, now they can say land of the over taxed home of the paranoid

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brutus 9 months, 1 week ago

Maybe just like nukes, if the bad guys have them the good guys should have more.

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Left_of_Lawrence 9 months, 1 week ago

Let me see if I have this correct. The more people there are, that are carrying guns, the safer we all are. RIGHT. Would that work for countries and Nukes?

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