In 2013, the Kansas Legislature passed the Public Building Security Act, pro-gun legislation that amended the Personal and Family Protection Act. Part of this law would allow law-abiding individuals to carry a concealed firearm on college campuses for self-defense if the public university chooses not to provide adequate security. However, attempts to repeal this part of the law and prevent individuals from being able to effectively defend themselves on college campuses continue. State Representative Stephanie Clayton introduced legislation today to do just that, and state Senator Barbara Bollier is expected to introduce a Senate version as well.
Law-abiding Kansans who attend an institution of higher education deserve the same right to self-defense they are afforded off-campus. It is important for members and Second Amendment supporters to contact their state legislators and urge them to OPPOSE Rep. Clayton’s attempt to prohibit an individual’s right to self-defense on college campuses.