Kansas Board of Regents wants concealed carry study

Conceal and Carry (KSN File Photo)
Conceal and Carry (KSN File Photo)

VALLEY FALLS, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons into public buildings.

The regents indicated they would pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday.

The new law allows licensed concealed carry on public college campuses. But the regents have taken an immediate six-month exemption for universities, and could later seek an extension through 2017.

Some regents said the study would be helpful if the board decides to seek future exemptions in specific areas. Chairman Fred Logan says the regents need to examine if there are areas on campuses where concealed carry shouldn’t be allowed, such as at athletic events or in classrooms or certain laboratories.

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