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Kansas gets another 9,800 applications for concealed carry licenses

Kansans filed more than 9,800 applications for concealed carry permits in the 2015 fiscal year.

That’s the fourth-highest total on record.

The application frenzy occurred even though the Legislature passed a law this year allowing eligible Kansans to carry concealed weapons without a license.

“There are still a number of benefits for Kansans who obtain concealed carry licenses,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. “Most notably, Kansas licenses are recognized by 36 other states, most of which still require a permit in order to carry concealed.”

Since the program began in 2006, Schmidt’s office has received more than 100,000 applications to carry a concealed weapon.