Kansas regents still seek some limits on guns on campus

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas Board of Regents has adopted a new policy for concealed weapons on state university campuses that will continue some restrictions for gun owners.

The board adopted the policy unanimously Wednesday. It will take effect in July 2017, when state law will no longer allow the universities to continue barring concealed weapons from buildings unless those buildings have security measures such as metal detectors.

The new policy prohibits the open carrying of guns on state university campuses. It also says that when guns are kept in cars or dormitories, they must be secured.

The policy requires each university to come up with detailed policies on the safe storage of weapons.

The regents developed the policy amid strong criticism of the state law from many faculty, staff and students.

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