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
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.
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.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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