Senator responds to concealed carry concerns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas senator says there is confusion about the changes legislators made to the state’s concealed carry law, including the impact on school districts.

Sen. Forrest Knox, an Altoona Republican, says Thursday the changes that take effect July 1 are an effort to address safety in public buildings.

The law signed by Gov. Sam Brownback specifies where concealed weapons will be permitted in Kansas and who has the authority to restrict their access.

Knox also responded to recent reports that some insurance companies won’t provide coverage to school districts that allow employees to carry concealed weapons. He says there are other companies that are willing to provide coverage, which will give schools insurance options.

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