Florida NRA leader Marion Hammer is accusing campus police chiefs from Florida’s public universities of using tax dollars to lobby because they spoke in Tallahassee against a bill allowing guns on campuses.
With lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
Guns won’t improve safety at schools where students already encounter a “toxic mix” of alcohol, drugs and the pressure of academics, opponents of a series of campus gun bills argued Monday.
People with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee.
Florida’s university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns on campus.
Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving.
A newly filed bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons on state college and university campuses.
Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.
Senators continued moving forward Tuesday with a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during evacuations ordered by the governor.
A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.