Moms show up to Capitol to protest conceal and carry bill

Published: Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:47 PM CST
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Moms showed up at the Capitol Thursday to protest a law that will soon allow concealed guns on Kansas college campuses.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement fueled by volunteers.

An exemption for college campuses expires July 1st, requiring adequate security measures, or else public buildings must allow concealed carry.

Group member Jo Ella Haye says she is a Second Amendment supporter and a responsible gun owner, but says the requirements are not reasonable.

"I don't want to take my son through metal detectors and armed guards to go to the library, to go to go watch a basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse, or visit someone at the hospital or in the nursing home," Haye said. "I think we can do better than that."

Bills that would continue the exemption remain in committee.