Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Senate Defeats Proposal to Extend Prohibition on Concealed Weapons on Campus

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Senate Defeats Proposal to Extend Prohibition on Concealed Weapons on Campus

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The Kansas Senate defeated a measure Thursday that would have kept concealed weapons off college campuses for another four years.

Senators voted 11-26 to reject an amendment on gun legislation that would have extended a prohibition on conceal-carry on campuses until 2021. The ban will expire in 2017 unless lawmakers act.

Senators also rebuffed an amendment to move up the end of the gun ban to this summer. The vote was 14-25.

In 2013, the Legislature blocked prohibitions against concealed weapons in government buildings, but exempted colleges and universities for four years. Last month, the Kansas Board of Regents, which governs public universities, approved a policy that will allow concealed weapons once the current ban expires. …

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