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KU Can’t Ban Concealed Guns in Sensitive Areas

Associated Press - October 9, 2016 7:36 am

The University of Kansas’ chancellor knows firing a gun on campus areas with pressurized gas cylinders, rocket fuel and other combustibles might be disastrous. But she says the school can’t ban guns in such places.

State-run universities in Kansas must begin allowing concealed weapons onto campuses next July. Schools must submit proposed policies to the governing Kansas Board of Regents by October.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told the University Senate on Thursday there are high-security labs and other campus areas where shooting a gun would be dangerous. But she says the state’s attorney general has told the school it can’t make those places exceptions to state law.

Frank Silbermann

October 10, 2016 at 7:10 am

There are many places with flammables and combustibles where smoking would be extremely hazardous. Even in the days when smoking was perfectly acceptable, socially, we had bans on smoking in such places. Sure, you could _carry_ your pipe, cigar or cigarette pack in such places but it was against the rules to light up.

Similarly, it is well within KU’s authority to forbid shooting in such places.

Josh Reich

October 12, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Shooting in such places?!?! Law abiding citizens/students that conceal and carry, carry for self protection. They are not carrying so they can go to class and shoot beer cans during lectures.

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