KU YAL Hosts Local Legislators at the Kansas Union

Young Americans for Liberty @ the University of Kansas was excited to partner with KU’s Student Legislative Awareness Board to host local legislators Marcie Francisco, Stephanie Clayton, John Wilson, Barbara Bollier, and Melissa Rooker at the Kansas Union for a panel on higher education-related issues.

Topics discussed included the rising tuition rate and concealed carry on campus.

As you may well know, Kansas recently became one of the most gun-friendly states in the nation thanks to the Second Amendment Protection Act, which protects gun rights by barring federal agents from enforcing federal gun restrictions within the state of Kansas. It also allows students to conceal carry on public campuses, which, unfortunately, all five panelists openly opposed during the forum. We YAL-ers were visibly unhappy by the anti-Second Amendment stance taken by the panelists during the  discussion.

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After the panel was done, YAL members stuck around to engage the legislators on topics ranging from rising tuition costs to the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Our vice president, Josh, managed to strike up a conversation about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by Kansas law enforcement agencies.

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This was a great chance for YAL members to reach out to our representatives and make our voices heard concerning issues that hit close to home. Fingers crossed for more opportunities like this in the future!

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