Regents chairman expects review of no-guns policy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents expects the board to reconsider its policy banning concealed weapons on state university campuses.

Chairman Tim Emert told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the board will re-examine the policy because of a new law easing restrictions on concealed weapons in public buildings.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed the concealed carry legislation Tuesday. It takes effect in July.

The new law still will allow state universities, community colleges and technical colleges to bar concealed weapons from their buildings only through 2017.

Emert said he anticipates the regents adjusting the current policy before then for state universities because the board understands lawmakers approved the gun measure by wide margins.

But Emert later added that he’s not saying guns would be allowed on campuses.

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