[This article, written by a University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University, appeared in the Sept. 21, 2016 edition of The Collegian, the K-State newspaper. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.)
On July 1, 2017, Kansas State will join other Kansas universities in a radical new experiment: inviting unregulated firearms onto its campuses. Sure, eight other states’ universities (most recently, Texas) are now legally required to welcome guns into their midst. But Kansas is different. To carry a gun in Kansas, you do not need to learn how to use the weapon. You require no license, no permit, no background check.Read more
(This article, by the chair of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas, was published on Oct. 11, 2016 on the website of LAWCHA: The Labor and Working Class History Association. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.)
by Clarence Lang
The recurring argument that my mother and I had throughout my adolescence had to do with her anxiety about where, and how often, I hung out after school with my friends, or went with them to parties on the weekends. Her perpetual fear was that my friends or I would get into some sort of altercation at Evergreen Plaza, or outside a school dance, and someone packing a gun would use it to kill me. This was not at all an unreasonable concern.
Go "after the flip" to get links to some important recent articles on the issue of campus carry.Read more