Now that campus carry is the law of the land in Kansas, we’re starting to see a trickle of media coverage focusing on preparations for the new rules going into effect. The presumption is that public universities in the state are unprepared for the massive implications of legal concealed carry on school property, and school administrators and police forces are rushing to implement security plans in order to keep students and faculty safe.
It’s a dramatic enough story, but ultimately it’s trying to spin something out of nothing. Look at other states where campus carry is in effect, notably Colorado: The only news is that nothing newsworthy is happening. Kansas gun owners who exercise their concealed-carry rights on college campuses are likely to be another boringly responsible bunch.