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KU student government passes bill opposing concealed carry on campus

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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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toe 1 year, 2 months ago

Open carry is much better.

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rtwngr 1 year, 2 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.

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Lynn731 1 year, 2 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.

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Jean Robart 1 year, 2 months ago

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

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Robert Burnham 1 year, 2 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!

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