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Effort to Prevent Campus Concealed Guns

Associated Press - September 23, 2016 8:33 am

Cowley College in Winfield will continue banning concealed weapons inside its buildings and residence halls as officials study how to implement a new Kansas law.

A Kansas faith-based group is hoping to overturn a law allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses across the state.

Lawrence-based Kansas Interfaith Action representatives are visiting state universities to increase awareness of the issue and raise money. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Rabbi Moti Rieber says the group also plans to lobby the Legislature to change the law once representatives return to session in January.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed the law in 2013 requiring concealed carry of handguns to be allowed in all publicly owned buildings unless the owners provide adequate security to prevent anyone from bringing weapons in.

Cities, counties and public colleges and universities were allowed to exempt themselves until July 1, 2017, so they could set new policies and planned for security measures.

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