By Erika Haas
A bill that would allow public colleges and universities and medical centers in Kansas to continue to prohibit firearms, despite a 2013 law that permits the concealed carry of handguns in all public buildings, was shot down by a Kansas Senate committee Tuesday, reports The Wichita Eagle.
Republican Senator Jacob LaTurner, who chairs the committee, opposed the bill, saying, “I’m comfortable with the vote that I made in 2013. I think it allowed enough time for folks to make accommodations.”
The 2013 law – known as the Public Building Security Act, which amended Kansas’ Personal and Family Protection Act – legalized concealed carry in all public buildings. However, public colleges and universities had the option to be exempt from the law until July 2017.
In preparation for the upcoming deadline, some colleges and universities drafted – and even approved – policies on how to implement the law.
A few lawmakers, on the other hand, were drafting bills to extend the exemption.
Senate Bill 53, which was introduced late last month, aimed to make public colleges and universities, as well as medical centers, permanently exempt from the law.
Unfortunately for gun-control activists, the bill didn’t make it …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms