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KS Board of Regents to Study Allowing Guns on Campus

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Kansas Board of Regents members say they will study the issue of allowing guns on campuses, but for now, they’ll continue to ban carrying concealed weapons. A bill signed into law this week by the governor would allow legally carried concealed weapons in most public buildings, unless the buildings meet certain security requirements at public entrances. The new law takes effect July 1st, but universities can exempt themselves from the requirement for four years. Tim Emert (EMM-urt), from Independence, is chairman of the Board of Regents.


Board members hope to study the legislation this fall. But Emert says studying the issue doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll change the current no-concealed-weapons policy.

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Kansas Board of Regents members say they will study the issue of allowing guns on campuses, but for now they’ll continue barring concealed weapons. A bill signed into law this week by the governor would allow legally carried concealed weapons in most public buildings, unless the buildings meet certain security requirements. The new law takes effect July 1st, but universities can exempt themselves from the requirement for four years. Regent Fred Logan says they don’t have time to thoroughly study the issue by July 1st.


Board members hope to study the legislation this fall. But Regents Chair Tim Emert says that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll change the current policy barring concealed weapons on campuses.

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