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Kansas Board Of Regents Wants Concealed Carry Study

The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that allows more concealed weapons into public buildings.

The regents decided to pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday.

The law took effect July 1.

It allows Kansans with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on public college campuses. The regents have requested an immediate six-month exemption for universities, and could later seek an extension through 2017.

Chairman Fred Logan says the regents need to examine whether there are areas where concealed carry shouldn't be allowed, like at athletic events or in classrooms or certain laboratories.