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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Kansas.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 1 March
Guns in Schools in Kansas
Kansas law prohibits possessing a firearm in or on any school property or grounds upon which is located a building or structure used by a unified school district or an accredited nonpublic school for student instruction or attendance or extracurricular activities of pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of the grades 1 through 12 or at any regularly scheduled school-sponsored activity or event. This prohibition does not apply to a firearm secured in a motor vehicle by a parent, guardian, custodian or someone authorized to act in such person's behalf who is delivering or collecting a student. This prohibition also does not apply to a concealed weapons license holder.
However, another provision of Kansas law provides that a concealed weapons license does not authorize the licensee to carry a concealed handgun into certain places, provided that the premises are conspicuously posted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the attorney general as premises where carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited. These places include any:
- Day care home, preschool, or child care center;
- Elementary or secondary school;
- Community college, college or university; or
- Facility hosting an athletic event not related to or involving firearms which is sponsored by a private or public elementary or secondary school or any private or public institution of postsecondary education.
Kansas has no law generally prohibiting firearms on college or university campuses…
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