Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and to allow some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.
The Senate likely will not move forward with a controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of Florida colleges and universities.
When you think of university campuses, lofty ideals and deep thoughts come to mind. You don’t think of a shooting gallery. But that’s what some fear Florida campuses might become if a bill in the legislature hits the mark.
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.