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Students’ views on campus-carry vary by campus

Preliminary results of the online survey of 20,000 students at state universities showed a 55 percent majority opposed allowing concealed guns on campus and another 14 percent wanted to delay allowing them. The University of Kansas had the highest disapproval at 70 percent. Opposition fell below 50 percent at Wichita State and Kansas State (both 45 percent), Pittsburg State (39 percent) and Fort Hays State (36 percent). Only 19 percent statewide said they’d be willing to pay extra fees to cover the “adequate security measures” (metal detectors, armed guards) needed to keep concealed-carry out of campus buildings as of July 2017. – Rhonda Holman