Kansas sets record for January concealed-carry permit applications

The number of applications to carry a concealed carry in Kansas in January was nearly double the previous one-month record.

Kansas’ attorney general office reported Friday that it had received 3,167 applications last month. The previous high came in March, 2012 when 1,651 applications were filed.

December saw 1,593 applications and 1,344 were filed in November.

Discussion of increasing gun-control laws across the nation in the wake of December’s shooting deaths of 26 people at school in Newtown, Conn., has caused more people to apply for concealed-carry permits across the nation, observers have said.

There are currently 52,317 active permits held in Kansas, which established the concealed-carry law in 2006.