Kansas Senate Sets Vote to Allow Guns in Schools, Other Public Buildings

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill expanding the number of public buildings where concealed weapons are allowed and letting public school and college employees carry concealed firearms.

Wednesday’s vote would determine whether the measure passes and goes to the House.

The bill backed by gun-rights advocates comes as federal officials consider new gun-control measures following a deadly mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December.

The House already has approved its own version of the same measure, which would allow local school boards and state colleges to designate employees to carry concealed weapons.

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