The Kansas House passed a bill Wednesday that opens concealed and campus carry to 18-20 year-olds in the state.
On March 27, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Kansas and Idaho were each considering legislation to lower their state’s concealed carry age from 21 to 18. Idaho already allows 18-year-olds to carry outside of city limits and lawmakers are now considering making the same allowance in the city. Kansas lawmakers were considering dropping the minimal concealed carry age to 18, which would also drop the campus carry age to 18.
Campus Reform reports that the Kansas House passed HB 2326, the legislation to drop minimum carry age to 18.
Travis Couture-Lovelady, NRA state director for Kansas, commented:
HB 2326 is important because it would make sure Kansas recognizes those students from out of state under the age of 21 with permits from their home state. But, more importantly, it also gives Kansans that are 18, 19, and 20 the ability to get a permit and carry concealed. This makes sure out-of-state students do not have more rights than Kansans.
Kansas House Minority Caucus Chair Barbara Ballard (D) attempted to attach an amendment to HB 2326 for the purposes of repealing campus carry for law-abiding citizens of any age. Her amendment was defeated.
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