Concealed guns make their way onto Kansas college campuses on Sa - KCTV5

Concealed guns make their way onto Kansas college campuses on Saturday

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Thursday marks one month until concealed guns will make their way onto college campuses in Kansas. (AP) Thursday marks one month until concealed guns will make their way onto college campuses in Kansas. (AP)
LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -

Public colleges and universities in Kansas will no longer be exempt from concealed carry laws.

After four years of preparation, students at two major state universities will see the changes go into effect on Saturday. 

After lawmakers passed the Personal Family and Protection Act in 2013, schools had four years to prepare for concealed weapons on campus.

A last ditch effort by a few senators to keep the exemption intact failed earlier this year.

Some students at the University of Kansas still want to see more from their school.

“I’d like to see maybe a couple of seminars. Maybe people coming in to large lecture halls for five minutes and explaining the ground rules,” senior Ellie Debre said.

 “I don’t think that too much of the specifics are that well known as far as students are concerned,” junior Brandon Bleakney said.               

KU has four different fliers for parents, staff, faculty and students.

Each one starts saying, “Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our University of Kansas community.”

Kansas State University released a statement too. It reads in part, “…we have made the decision that we will restrict weapons allowed into our athletics events in Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Bramlage Coliseum.”

 “Over the past semester, I didn’t see a lot of action on campus specifically. Mostly in emails,” Debre said.

Kansas City, KS Community College and Johnson County Community College will also no longer be exempt from the concealed carry laws.

Wichita State University has been hanging informational signs all year in order to educate students. 

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