Applications up for Kansas concealed carry

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Kansas attorney general’s office is working to keep up with the fast pace of applications for concealed-carry permits.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office received 3,462 applications during April. Schmidt’s office said Thursday that’s the third-highest month since the state’s licensing program began in 2007.

Schmidt’s staff also received a record 4,072 applications in March for licenses to pack a hidden handgun. That followed 3,573 requests in February and 3,167 in January.

Schmidt’s office has been criticized for not completing the processing of applications within the legal maximum of 90 days. He says most applications are now being turned around in 89 days or less and that more employees have been assigned to the conceal-carry division and have been working overtime.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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