Gov. Laura Kelly rejects measure allowing 18-year-olds to carry concealed guns in KS

7 things to know about guns on Kansas campuses The Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, which took effect July 1, allows concealed handguns to be carried on more than 30 two-year and four-year colleges in the state. Here’s what you need to know. By Neil Nakahodo | Eric Adler | Monty Davis captions and subtitles off, selected The Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, which took effect July 1, allows concealed handguns to be carried on more than 30 two-year and four-year colleges in the state. Here’s what you need to know. By Neil Nakahodo | Eric Adler | Monty Davis Gov. Laura Kelly rejected a bill Friday that would lower the concealed carry age in Kansas to 18, sending the measure back to the state Legislature. In a statement, Kelly said she was a long time supporter of gun rights but believed lowering the concealed carry age was a bad idea. “We can respect and defend the rights of Kansas gun owners while also taking effective steps to keep our children and families safe. Legislation that allows more guns on campus is neither safe nor effective, and it will drive prospective students away from our schools,” Kelly said. Kelly signaled her veto at a town hall Wednesday, when she recalled moves during her time in the senate to allow guns on college campuses. “When it came to voting to allow for concealed carry on our campuses I sort of drew the line. I thought that was too […]

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