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KU student government passes bill opposing concealed carry on campus


Perhaps you recall that KU's Student Senate was considering a bill that would announce its opposition to any legislation allowing concealed carry on campus.

Well, that bill passed last night, pretty easily. The margin was 46-8 with three students abstaining, per the minutes from the Senate's meeting Wednesday night.

Also according to the minutes, a couple of students spoke against the bill. (That is, they spoke against being against concealed carry, just to make sure you've got that straight.)

According to the bill, the Student Senate will notify Gov. Sam Brownback as well as a litany of state legislators about its opposition to on-campus concealed carry.

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Robert Burnham 5 years, 3 months ago

There is NO way to stop one of these crazy bastards when he is ready to unlease his homicidal, psycho demented hatred on defenseless people. KU Student Senate what is your solution to a psychopath on campus? Instead of drinking the liberal antigun koolaid, come up with solutions! Jumping on the bandwagon solves no problems...learn to think for yourself!

voevoda 5 years, 3 months ago

If truly "there is NO way to stop one of these crazy bastards when he is ready to unlease his homicidal, psycho emented hatred on defenseless people," FreeStateFan, then logically speaking, concealed carry of firearms cannot stop the "crazy bastards" either. So it's quite reasonable, following the logic of your statement, to ban concealed carry on campus, in order to avoid accidental discharge of weapons or fit-of-pique shootings by overly excitable people. Maybe this was the student senators' logic. That would show that they didn't drink the NRA progun koolaid.

mom_of_three 5 years, 3 months ago

Not to mention that if there is a crazy maniac, how do the police tell are crazy maniacs and who are the cc permitted people? Should they ask questions and then shoot??

Crazy_Larry 5 years, 3 months ago

LA Police Shoot Innocent People In Ex-cop Manhunt

Los Angeles police say officers guarding a target in an ex-officer's manifesto shot and wounded multiple people in Torrance who were in a pickup.

LA police Lt. Andrew Neiman says the officers were deployed in response to Christopher Dorner's written threats to department officials in a rambling 14-page manifesto.

The Daily Breeze in Torrance also reports that there was another police shooting nearby involving another pickup truck, but the driver wasn't hurt.

Jean Robart 5 years, 3 months ago

I am really glad to see that the Student Senate has done the right thing!

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 5 years, 3 months ago

I think concealed carry permits should come with a slot on the card, so a clip can be attached. If you are involved in a self defense shooting, holster your firearm, and clip your permit to the front on your clothing. This might help peace officers identify you as one of the "good guys". The most important thing, however, is to not be holding a firearm, that can get you killed.

mom_of_three 5 years, 3 months ago

well, if you dont follow the law, then the police know you are the bad guy.

while "no guns" signs may not keep guns out of buildings, carrying a gun doesn't always make you or everyone else safer.

rtwngr 5 years, 3 months ago

Well, mom, its true that carrying a gun doesn't always make you or anyone else safer. Not carrying a gun makes it a certainty.

rtwngr 5 years, 3 months ago

Riddle me this Batman; Do you think someone that is intent on committing murder on campus, with a gun, is going to be dissuaded by an ordinance forbidding that gun? If I'm on campus and someone starts shooting, you can hide behind me because I will be shooting back with my concealed weapon.

chootspa 5 years, 3 months ago

More likely that you'll be firing randomly and mostly missing. Hope you don't hit any innocent bystanders in the process. Because that's how most people shoot in a fire fight, even if they spend tons of time practicing at a range.

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