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Kansas gets 100,000th application for concealed-carry firearms license

(March 5, 2015)
(March 5, 2015) File photo

The state of Kansas has received its 100,000 application for its concealed carry program, according to a news release Monday from state Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

The state’s concealed carry law was enacted in 2006. Schmidt said there are currently 89,399 active licenses issued in Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill earlier this year eliminating the licensing requirement for citizens who want to carry a concealed firearm. That law takes affect July 1.

Schmidt said his office will continue to oversee the concealed carry licensing program. Even though a license will not be required after July 1, Kansans who get one will be able carry a concealed handgun in the 36 states with concealed carry laws.

For more information about the concealed carry licensing program, go to www.ag.ks.gov.

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