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9,805 Concealed Gun Permit Applications Filed

Todd Pittenger - July 22, 2015 10:04 am

A law taking effect Monday allows people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into public buildings.

The Kansas attorney general’s office says it received 9,805 applications for concealed gun permits for the fiscal year ending June 30.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Tuesday that he expects the program to remain popular even with the law passed by the Legislature this year allowing eligible Kansans to carry concealed guns without a license.

He noted Kansas licenses are recognized by 36 other states, most which still require a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm.

Kansas has received 100,769 applications since the program began in 2006, and issued concealed gun permits for 98,035 of those.

About a quarter of those requests were made in 2013, when the number of applications peaked at 25,361.

More than 90,000 Kansans have active concealed carry licenses.

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