Kansas Will Allow Concealed Carry At Public Universities in 2017Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 4.36.14 PM
Beginning on July 1, 2017, concealed carry will be allowed at all public universities in Kansas. Stun guns will also be allowed but not tasers. Governor Sam Brownback passed a law in 2013 that allowed the concealed carry of handguns in all public buildings; however public colleges and universities were exempt from the law until July 2017.
The Kansas Board of Regents approved the various policies that the six public universities in Kansas will apply the 2013 law next year. Some of these policies include students, faculty, staff and visitors who plan to carry a concealed weapon must be over 21 years old, anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is mentally ill, or has been convicted of a felony is exempt, guns must be kept on the person at all times, when it is not being used, the gun’s safety must always be on, and guns cannot be stores in any classroom, office or other university facility.
There will still be restricted areas on campus where these weapons are not allowed. These include non-public areas, or areas that require key cards or special codes for access, such as the nuclear reactor at Kansas State University. Kansas is one of 11 states that currently allows constitutional carry, so those who want to carry a concealed weapon do not need a permit or have to undergo any sort of firearm training.