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Concealed-carry permit applications continue to decline after breaking state records

June 6, 2013


The number of concealed-carry permit applications filed in Kansas dropped for a second-straight month in May, after three consecutive record-breaking months earlier this year. May was the first month this year in which the number of applications dropped below 3,000.

The attorney general's office received 2,032 applications for concealed-carry permits, down from 3,462 in April. The state had received 4,072 applications in March, the most in any one month since the state started issuing permits six years ago.

Before January, the one-month record was 1,651 applications, received in March 2012. In the first five months of this year, 16,302 applications have been filed. More than 60,000 Kansans now have a concealed-carry permit.

The attorney general's office said last month that, since last fall, it has hired and reassigned staff to effectively double the number of people working on concealed-carry applications. A spokesman for the office said the applications are being processed in 80 days or fewer, unless the application needs more information to be approved. State law requires the applications to be processed within 90 days.


Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

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Centerville 5 years ago

Why would anyone notify a public agency that "I know how to use a gun. And, that probably means that I own at least one"? It's no one's business.

Jason Nowak 5 years ago

Back in the old west, everyone carried a gun. And you didn't need a stupid license to carry one. Lot less crime back then too. Just saying......

BigAl 5 years ago

Less crime? Are you serious? Even Wyatt Earp called for a ban on concealed carry. Or even open carry. He just called for a total ban and he got it. 'Ol Wyatt is wondering what happened. But again, Less Crime????????

somebodynew 5 years ago

Of course the number of requests has dwindled. There are only so many people in this state and probably everyone who wants a license has applied by now.

And I don't see a rush of people moving here with all the things the Legislature has done recently.

BlackVelvet 5 years ago

Does it make you feel better to belittle those whose opinions differ from yours?

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