At first glance, the news that Kansas concealed carry applications are at their lowest level since 2006 is pretty shocking. We’ve seen months of headlines touting record high gun sales, ammunition in common calibers is nearly impossible to find, and some sheriffs are reporting overwhelming demand for concealed carry licenses that have resulted in months-long delays to even apply. In Kansas, however, the number of new applications have slowed to a trickle.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says his office has reported over 3,100 applications for concealed carry licenses that were received in the 2020 fiscal year.
Schmidt says in the 2020 fiscal year, the Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 3,193 applications, which is the lowest number received in a fiscal year since the licensing program’s beginning in 2006…
The AG says that while the number of new applications has dropped, most residents that already have permits have been choosing to keep their licenses active which accounts for the CCLU’s 12,735 renewal applications during the last fiscal year.
Have Kansas suddenly decided to reject their Second Amendment rights? Not according to the number of NICS checks conducted in the state over the past few months.