January 10, 2014
In the year that ended this past December, the state of Kansas had more than 25,000 applicants for concealed carry permits, an increase of 104 percent over 2012.
Passed in 2006 by the state legislature, the Personal and Family Protection Act was put into effect, allowing Kansas residents to apply for a concealed carry permit. According to figures on the Stateâ€™s website, the first licenses were issued in 2007, with some 9,345 granted.
After declining from that peak over the next few years, that figure was passed again in 2011 with 9,385 applicants.