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Guns on campus? Maybe



Here's an interesting thought: Anyone who wants to do so carrying a gun onto Florida's college and university campuses.

State Sen. Greg Evers, the Crestview Republican who chairs the Criminal Justice committee, has proposed legislation that looks to remove colleges and universities from the list of places where concealed weapons are prohibited.

The current relevant statutory language says:

"No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize any person to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into ... any elementary or secondary school facility; any career center; any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile ..."

The proposed language would strike that and say instead:

"A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into ... Any public elementary or secondary school facility or administration building ..."

The part about college and university facilities is gone. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Monday, December 13, 2010 11:16am]


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