Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says his office is working overtime to keep up with the influx of applications for concealed-carry permits.
Schmidt's office received almost 3,500 in April, making it the third-highest month since the state's licensing program began in 2007.
The office also received a record 4,072 applications in March for the licenses.
Schmidt says his office has been criticized for not processing 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 are working overtime to process the conceal-carry permits.