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State Receives 100,000th Concealed Carry Application

Associated Press - May 5, 2015 8:04 am

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

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the state has received 100,000 applications for its concealed carry program.

Schmidt says there are currently 89,399 active licenses issued in Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill earlier this year eliminating the licensing requirement for citizens who want to carry a concealed firearm. That law takes affect July 1.

Although a license will not be required after July 1, Kansans with a license will be able carry a concealed handgun in the 36 states with concealed carry laws.

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