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More U.S. states are seeing fast paced and furious patterns of those who advocate for gun control trying to do away with gun free zones, especially on college campuses. Eleventh Hour, which attempts to eradicate Second Amendment rights, are in the works but as Wichita, Kansas Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D) recently discovered, most of these attempts will never even advance to the floor.
FOX 4 Kansas City News spoke with students on their thoughts, including Andrew Lee, a student at St. James Academy.
“I’ve spoke to a lot of people that I go to school with, and that I will go to school with next year at the University of Kansas and they have said they have based their decision to go that university specifically because of the conceal carry laws,” Lee said.
A high school senior named Olivia Rodgers said being able to protect herself is important to her.
“I would definitely feel safer having the option to conceal and carry. As a young lady going off to college, personal safety is definitely on the forefront of my mind. So having the right to decide how to protect myself is an important factor in my college decision,” she said.
There is no doubt that this is a hot topic. While some argue that individual citizens should be able to secure his or her own protection, others argue with the amount of alcohol, drugs and stress that college kids are faced with, guns do not have a place there. However, the Second Amendment guarantees that every citizen has a duty to keep and bear arms.
Beginning on July 1, 2017, students in Kansas will be allowed to possess concealed handguns so long as they are otherwise legally allowed to have them.