To the editor:
Defeatist comments about concealed carry on Kansas university campuses, from Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan Jr., are cause for alarm. The financial implications of the exemption expiration are too great to ignore.
What parent will pay out-of-state tuition at Kansas University once the exemption is expired and KU can no longer control the safety of its own campus? What research grant agency will look favorably on Kansas universities when they cannot even execute a reasonable weapons policy?
Will a degree from KU be taken seriously by employment search committees? Sure, there were large groups of people that supported legal slavery, and today there are people that believe in teaching creation in science class, but when people are wrong, it’s important to work at changing the discussion, not “be respectful of those who voted in favor of legislation” that is very damaging to the state. This attitude is how Kansas got into its current economic mess. Let’s not continue to add to the situation.