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University of Kansas Elected Leaders Oppose Guns on Campus

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Elected leaders at the University of Kansas are voicing opposition to guns on campus.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the University Senate said it is opposed “in the strongest possible terms” to campus carry in a resolution approved this month. The University Senate is made up of the Faculty Senate, Student Senate and Staff Senate.

In Kansas, public universities starting in July must allow anyone 21 or older to have concealed firearms on campus in buildings that don’t have security measures, including metal detectors. But the option is widely considered cost-prohibitive for most campus buildings.

Despite the opposition, the University of Kansas and five other public universities in the state have been drafting policies to comply with the law. The Kansas Board of Regents is expected to approve them Wednesday.

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