Kansans Against Campus Carry is a statewide network of people working to make sure "campus carry" does not come into effect, as scheduled, on July 1, 2017.
Gun violence is a crisis in our society, and and Kansas has among the most lax gun violence prevention laws in the country. This is an issue for people of faith because of our commitment to life, to peace, and to the bodily safety of every individual. For reasons that are more fully explained elsewhere on this site, we consider the introduction of firearms onto college and university campuses to be a moral, as well as a public health, disaster.
Pastors in particular of often on the front lines of gun violence - burying the dead, and trying to heal the wounded or comfort the mourner.
Kansans Against Campus Carry helps coordinate and strategize among a number of local organizations throughout the state. We also provide resources and hold meetings for people working, or who want to work on this issue. In 2017 we will be one of the main voices advocating in our state legislature for a change in the law.
We encourage anyone connected to Kansas' public colleges and universities - students, faculty and staff, parents and grandparents, and law enforcement officials - to join us in order to amplify our voices and get the governor and the legislature to hear and understand that we do not want firearms in untrained hands on our campuses!
KACC is a program of Kansas Interfaith Action, a statewide, multi-faith, multi-issue advocacy organization which works to put "faith into action" on a variety of social, economic, racial and environmental justice issues.