Opponents to revisit concealed carry law at Kansas colleges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas opponents of concealed weapons on college campuses are preparing to fight again against the law ahead of its implementation in 2017.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that state-run universities must begin allowing concealed weapons onto campuses next July.

The next legislative session begins in January and lawmakers who want to stop concealed carry on campuses will have six months to change Kansas law.

Democratic state Rep. Barbara Ballard, whose district includes part of the University of Kansas, says lawmakers who oppose the law see better prospects for repealing it in the next legislative session, but they can’t be sure.

Republican state Rep. Melissa Rooker says she supports Second Amendment rights for hunting and self-protection, but is concerned about firearms in a college environment. Rooker says she supports allowing universities to create site-specific guidelines.



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