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Protesters Rally At KU Against Guns On Campus

Stephen Koranda
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Dozens of people gathered at the University of Kansas on Monday to rally against a state law that will allow concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses next year.

"It's clear that the students don't want guns on campus, the faculty don't want guns on campus, the parents of students don't want guns on campus and the we feel the majority of Kansas doesn't want this either," says Meagen Youngdahl with the Kansas Coalition for a Gun-Free Campus.

Organizers say they've collected more than 1300 signatures on a petition that calls on Kansas lawmakers to keep concealed firearms off campus. Monday's rally included students, staff and faculty members from KU, Kansas State, Washburn University and Fort Hays State.