Hooray for Kansas. Another state is going down in the books for allowing college students to protect themselves on campus.
Like Georgia, this new campus carry law will go into effect on Saturday, July 1.
According to KWCH, the weapon must be concealed at all times and is only permitted to be carried by people ages 21 and up. This only makes sense though considering the legal age to have a concealed carry license is 21.
In 2012, Kansas passed the Personal and Family Protection Act (PFPA), which was “designed to give citizens the right to carry guns without a conceal and carry permit,” according to the Washburn Review. Colleges and universities were given a four year extension – with the law now taking effect this Saturday.
Before PFPA, state laws “required citizens to have a conceal and carry license to carry a firearm in public.” The law made it so that anyone age 21 or older was allowed to carry a weapon in public, without a permit.
The four year extension applied to college campuses did not require schools to allow students to carry guns on school grounds until this weekend.
The move will be applicable at regents universities like Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. Community and junior colleges will also allow concealed carry, according to Kansas.com.
I live in Georgia, so starting in July, It is safe for me to walk on through campus because my 9mm will be strapped to my hip. However, I would like to see this become a reality for every single campus across the United States.