Group Fights Concealed Carry On College Campuses

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A new effort is underway by Kansas lawmakers to expand the concealed carry law to college campuses.

Current state law bars guns from being carried on the campuses of colleges and universities in the state. A group of hundreds of students from across the state are headed to Topeka to lobby to keep the law in place.

Last year, the House of Representatives passed the same concealed carry bill, but it stalled in the Senate. This year, with 50 legislators, the outcome may be different.

WSU student Chelsea Hamwi opposes the idea of guns on campus.

"you are putting yourself in danger, or others in danger if something like that would happen." says Hamwi.

WSU Student Body President Louis Carbajal says students from all state universities plan to lobby to keep the status quo.

"it does add a backing and we have been working on this, and it's good to have all the schools on the same page, this is what we want"

Carbajal says the issue of concealed carry on college campuses is not a second amendment issue.

"This has nothing to do with that, this is guns at schools, that's what it comes down to, they are not needed."

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