Kansas Regents Consider Universities’ Concealed Carry Plans

The Kansas Board of Regents will discuss the final draft of policies that spell out how the state’s six public universities will implement a state law allowing concealed handguns on campus beginning next year.

The regents are expected to approve the policies Wednesday.

Starting in July, the universities will be required to allow anyone 21 or older to have concealed handguns on campus in buildings that don’t have security measures, including metal detectors. The security measures generally are considered too expensive for most campus buildings, meaning concealed carry will be allowed on nearly all buildings on the campuses.

After the policies are approved, the universities will be able to return to the regents with requests to permanently or temporarily add security measure to prohibit concealed weapons at specific venues.