Concealed carry permits load up a well-armed Kansas

More than 14,000 concealed carry applications processed in FY 2014

072214-GUN-&-HOLSTER-10TOPEKA – Approximately one in 35 people in Kansas have active concealed carry permits, as calculated at the end of fiscal year 2014. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has reported it received more than 14,000 applications for concealed carry licenses in the recently ended 2014 fiscal year.

Between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, the concealed carry licensing unit received 14,205 applications. This was the second highest year on record, compared to 25,316 applications received during the 2013 fiscal year. Since the licensing program first began in 2006, the office has received more than 90,000 applications.

“The concealed carry program continues to be popular for Kansas citizens interested in becoming trained and licensed to protect themselves and their families,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Since 2011, the number of states that recognize Kansas concealed carry permits has increased from 24 to 36. A law passed last year by the Kansas Legislature allows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas.

Currently, more than 83,000 Kansans have active concealed carry permits. More information on the concealed carry licensing program is available at

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