Kansas House defeats measure to repeal concealed-carry on college campuses

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TOPEKA, Kan. The Kansas House Thursday voted against a measure to repeal a law allowing people to carry firearms into most facilities on public college and university campuses.

The Lawrence lawmaker behind the push argued the law makes it more difficult for universities in the state to recruit students and faculty members.

The amendment to repeal the mandate allowing concealed weapons on college campuses failed 53 to 69.

The law in place allows people 21 or older to carry concealed weapons on campus and into buildings that don't have adequate security such as metal detectors and armed guards.