TOPEKA – Kansans set a one-month record in January for the number of new concealed carry handgun permit applications, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday. The Attorney General’s Concealed Carry Handgun Unit received 3,167 applications last month.
The previous one-month record was March 2012 when 1,651 Kansans applied for concealed carry permits.
The Kansas Concealed Carry Program was established in 2006, with the first permits issued in 2007. Currently, 52,317 Kansans have active permits to carry concealed handguns in Kansas.