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Kansas has now recorded 100,000 applications for concealed carry permits

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced this week that his office has received its 100,000th concealed carry application.

The program went into effect in 2006. As of Monday, Schmidt’s office had issued 89,399 licenses.

Gov. Sam Brownback this year signed a bill eliminating the license requirement, effective July 1. But Schmidt said his office will continue to administer the concealed handgun licensing program.

“There will still be advantages and protections to acquiring a license,” Schmidt said. “For example, the Kansas concealed carry license is currently recognized by 36 other states. Kansans will need the license to carry a concealed handgun in all but a few of those 36 states.”

More information on the concealed carry licensing program is available on the attorney general’s website at