Guns allowed in more public buildings including libraries

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

There are 49 city buildings that remain on the exemption list:

City Hall
Police Academy
Police Substation East
Police Substation North
Police Substation South
Police Substation West
Police EOD Room
Police EOD Bomb Range
Police Animal Shelter
Police Patrol West Community Policing Office
Police Air Section
Police Property and Evidence
Wichita Housing Authority
Airport Police and Fire Building
Airport Field Maintenance Headquarters
Mid-Continent Airport Passenger Terminal Building
Airport Authority Administration Building
Colvin City Hall
Police Substation/Health Clinic, Rogers School

LEASED:
Boat House
Boston Park Recreation Facility
Boxing 360
Broadview Parking Garage
Wichita Festivals, Inc.
Cargo Terminal Building
Cessna Daycare
Cessna Subassembly
Farm & Art Market
Firefighters Museum
Hilltop Manor
Hyatt Hotel Parking Garage
Indo Chinese Center
Kansas Aviation Museum
La Familia Senior Community Center
La Petite Academy
Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Mid-America All-Indian Center
Nomar Market Place
Old Town Cinemas Retail
Osage Park
Plastic Recycling - 725 E. Clark
Retail Building - 750 E. Pawnee
State Office Building - 230 E. William
Westside Athletic Field
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport hangers, buildings, other facilities
Colonel James Jabara Airport

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WICHITA, Kan.-- Since January 1st, more public buildings have taken down signs prohibiting guns, including all Wichita public libraries.

"If they have gone through the course and they've got their license, then they should be allowed to do that," said Rosie Dool, Wichita resident.

Last month, the Wichita City Council voted, 4-2, to allow guns inside public libraries and most recreation centers. State law required buildings with inadequate security measure to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns inside those public buildings.

At the first council meeting of 2014, two people came forward to voice their concern and urge the council to reconsider the change.

"Having more people with guns in public buildings does not make us safer," said Lois Harder, Wichita resident.

The City was required to fully comply with the state law and submit exemptions by the end of last year. A total of 49 city buildings remain on the exemption list and do not allow guns in those buildings.


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