Butler County Times Gazette
  • Kansas sets record for concealed carry permits

  • For a second straight month, Kansas has set a record for the number of applications for concealed carry handgun permits.
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  • For a second straight month, Kansas has set a record for the number of applications for concealed carry handgun permits.
    The Kansas Attorney General's Office reported Monday that it had received 3,573 applications during February. That beats the one-month record of 3,167 applications set in January.
    The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/WDPrP8 ) that before January, the record monthly total since the state began issuing permits in 2007 was 1,651 applications in March 2012.
    The state is on pace to easily break the record for total applications in a fiscal year. Through the first seven months of fiscal year 2013, the state has received 11,426 applications, just shy of the 12,408 applications submitted in all of fiscal year 2012.
    As of March 153,180 Kansans have an active concealed carry permit.
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