(TOPEKA, Kan.)—Public schools and state colleges in Kansas could designate workers to carry concealed guns even if such weapons are banned inside their buildings for others under a bill a legislative committee has approved.
The measure approved Wednesday by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee also would require the state, cities, counties and townships to allow concealed guns in their buildings unless they have electronic equipment and officers to check for weapons at public entrances.
State law now generally bans concealed weapons in courthouses, state offices and other public buildings where officials post notices.
The committee's voice vote sends the bill to the full House for debate.
Supporters of the measure believe it will make schools and colleges safer. Critics of the measure are skeptical.
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