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Everytown, Kansas Moms Demand Action Respond to Senate Committee Vote on Legislation That Would Prevent Colleges From Being Forced to Allow Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Campus Buildings

Senate Bill 53 Seeks to Resolve Rising Concerns About Guns on Campus

Volunteers with the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action Testified Last Week in Support of the Legislation

TOPEKA, Kan. – Volunteers with the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following response after the Kansas Senate’s Federal and State Affairs Committee voted not to advance SB 53, legislation that would prevent college and universities from being forced to either allow hidden, loaded handguns inside campus buildings, or provide expensive security measures at every building entrance.

During testimony before the committee last week, Moms Demand Action volunteers joined students and other campus community members in urging the committee to pass SB 53. More information on guns on campus in Kansas is available here.

STATEMENT FROM JO ELLA HOYE, VOLUNTEER WITH KANSAS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:

“The committee members who opposed this proposal sided with the extremist gun lobby instead of the students, faculty members and concerned parents like me who testified before them just days ago. Fortunately, this fight isn’t over. A committee in the Kansas House will be meeting tomorrow to consider a similar proposal, and I hope that they, unlike their Senate counterparts, will stand up for the campus communities concerned about hidden, loaded handguns inside their buildings.”