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Professor wears bulletproof vest to protest gun law

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KU professor Kevin Wilmott wears a bulletproof vest to class every day to protest a new concealed carry law. KU professor Kevin Wilmott wears a bulletproof vest to class every day to protest a new concealed carry law.

(KSHB) This year whenever Kevin Willmott is teaching, he will be wearing a bulletproof vest.

The film and media professor at the University of Kansas says it's a way to "protest" a Kansas law that now allows students and others to carry concealed handguns on campuses without a permit and without training.

"The vest is this reminder that yeah there could be a gun in your presence here, and it's a bad thing. It's to give people discomfort," Willmott says.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Kansas is one of ten states that have provisions allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on postsecondary campuses. 

Kansas lawmakers passed the law in 2013, but it went into effect this summer. Other students said the law doesn't make them uncomfortable. 

“I’m not too concerned about having someone carry a weapon on them,” said Garrett Miller, a junior at KU who supports the new law. “What was preventing people prior to the law being instated?”

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