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Kansas City-Area Sheriffs Begin Issuing Concealed Gun Permits

By AP/KWMU

Kansas City – Sheriffs in two Kansas City-area counties say they're ready to process concealed weapons permits.

Clay County plans to start in mid-August, and Platte County intends to release details in a few weeks.

As of yesterday, 87 of the state's 114 counties and three police departments in Boone County have been processing applications.

There's still some confusion about how to reimburse counties for handling the permit applications.

A state Supreme Court ruling that allowed concealed guns says a funding mechanism needs to be created.

Otherwise it's an unfunded mandate, which violates the state constitution.

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