TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt acknowledges that his office is taking longer than the 90 days specified by state law to process applications for permits to carry concealed weapons.
But Schmidt also said Thursday he expects the delays to be eliminated by the end of the month.
Schmidt said decisions on permits are being delayed only a few days beyond the 90-day period and that his office now has 11 employees working on applications.
Gun-rights supporters have said the attorney general’s office has been struggling to process a record number of applications for permits over the past three months. Schmidt’s office received nearly 11,000 from January through March.
And gun-rights advocate and Edwardsville resident John Altevogt has filed a professional ethics complaint against Schmidt and members of his staff.