Concealed Carry Applications in Kansas Drop to 3,100 in 2020 Fiscal Year
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office received more than 3,100 new applications for concealed carry licenses in the recently ended 2020 fiscal year.
Between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, the Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 3,193 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 permits are choosing to keep their licenses active. The Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 12,735 renewal applications during the 2020 fiscal year.
Licenses are still required in most states, and Kansas licenses are currently recognized in 40 states.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt encourages all Kansans who intend to carry firearms to pursue training opportunities. He reminds all Kansans who choose to carry firearms to comply with properly posted signage.
Currently, more than nearly 90,000 Kansans have active concealed carry licenses.