Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act introduced in House

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

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has introduced federal legislation that would require schools with to provide fuller disclosure of their campus gun laws.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2cFa7rh ) reports that the proposed law would require federally-funded universities to publish their gun policies on their websites and in other promotional materials. Presently, Kansas law allows concealed carry by anyone who is legally eligible to own a gun.

Ellison introduced the legislation after Minnesota resident Marti Priest contacted Ellison with concerns regarding the University of Kansas’ lack of disclosure its campus gun rules. Priest was worried for her son Erik Nelson after a professor disclosed that the school would comply with the states conceal carry law.

University of Kansas officials say they have not yet decided what their specific policy will be.

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