TOPEKA – (July 11, 2018) – The number of Kansans applying for new concealed carry licenses continued to decline in the recently ended 2018 fiscal year, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, the attorney general’s Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 4,896 new applications. This was the lowest number of applications received in a fiscal year since the licensing program began in 2006. A legislative change in 2015 allows eligible Kansans to carry concealed without a license. While the number of new applications has waned, most Kansans who already have licenses are choosing to keep their licenses active. The Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received more than 16,000 renewal applications during the...
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AG Derek Schmidt: Concealed carry application numbers continue to decline in 2018 fiscal year