Campus Carry in Kansas Timeline

The law prohibiting universities from speaking against guns on campus goes into effect
July 1, 2015 Permit and Training Requirements No Longer Required to Concealed Carry
December 8, 2015 KU holds first-ever info session on campus carry 2 years after its passage
May 13, 2016 Campus carry skyrockets Labette Community College’s insurance rates
July 1, 2017 Campus carry law goes into effect
University of Kansas Professor Starts Wearing Bulletproof Vest
July 14, 2017 Gun Found at WSU Campus
September 5, 2017 Gun Found in University of Kansas Bathroom

The law prohibiting universities from speaking against guns on campus goes into effect

July 1, 2013 — the same date that the law allowing campus carry was enrolled into law– HB2162  was also put on the books. This law prohibits state-appropriated funds to lobby for gun control measures, silencing public universities from speaking against guns on campus policies. This law means that the university-paid government relations directors, for instance, are legally barred from telling the legislature that the campuses don’t want guns in their buildings. This law only applies to speaking to the legislature about gun control measures, so it is a very clear attempt to get the universities to shut up.

Unfortunately it worked. The administrators of many of the public universities in Kansas used this law as an excuse for not showing up to hearings on gun laws that would affect our university campuses, even as private citizens– an action fully within their rights.

July 1, 2015 Permit and Training Requirements No Longer Required to Concealed Carry

SB 45 enrolled into law on July 1, 2015, removing the permit and training requirements to concealed carry a gun in the state of Kansas.

December 8, 2015 KU holds first-ever info session on campus carry 2 years after its passage

The University of Kansas holds their first ever information session on campus carry, a whole 2 years after the law was passed. Before this information session, the university gave zero information about the law and willfully hid its existence from prospective and current students.

May 13, 2016 Campus carry skyrockets Labette Community College’s insurance rates

May 13, 2016 Parsons Sun — “The Labette Community College Board of Trustees heard Thursday from vice president of finance Leanna Doherty that the college is facing increased costs in insurance rates because of legislation in Kansas signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013 that prevents state colleges, community colleges and technical schools from prohibiting students to carry concealed weapons on campus.”

July 1, 2017 Campus carry law goes into effect

On July 1st, 2017, the 4-year temporary exemption that public colleges and universities in Kansas had expired, allowing anyone– no permit or training required– to concealed carry a gun anywhere on a public college campus in Kansas.

University of Kansas Professor Starts Wearing Bulletproof Vest

The University Daily Kansan interviewed Kevin Willmott on August 30, 2017 about how he has chosen to wear a bulletproof vest every time he goes to campus.

photo credit: UDK

July 14, 2017 Gun Found at WSU Campus

On http://www.newsweek.com/gun-wichita-state-university-campus-carry-638446 just two weeks after campus carry went into effect, a gun was found in a Wichita State University bathroom. Here’s a picture of the gun and the original Facebook post report:
facebook post from july 14 of gun at WSU campus

September 5, 2017 Gun Found in University of Kansas Bathroom

On September 5, 2017, just three weeks after the start of the fall semester, a stolen gun was found in a 4th Floor Wescoe Hall bathroom at the University of Kansas, the Lawrence Journal World and the University Daily Kansan report.