Gun permit record continues in Kansas

For the third consecutive month, a record number of Kansans applied for permits to carry concealed handguns, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday, April 4.

Schmidt said his office received 4,072 applications for concealed carry permits during March, which is a new single-month record. The previous record was set in February, when 3,573 permit applications were received.

In the first quarter of 2013, 10,812 new concealed carry applications were submitted to the Kansas Attorney General’s office. There are currently 53,272 active concealed carry licensees in Kansas.

Schmidt’s office administers the concealed carry licensing program.


Kansas Senate to vote on gun bill

Kansas soon could be inching closer to allowing concealed weapons into some public places such as schools and colleges.

The Senate is expected to take final action today on legislation that would allow employees of public schools and colleges to carry concealed weapons into those buildings and on campuses. If approved the bill would go back to the House, which earlier in the session approved legislation.

The only way local governments could restrict people who have state concealed-carry permits from bringing weapons into those public buildings is if those places already have implemented security measures.


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