National Rifle Association
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.
The Senate, despite continued opposition from some Democrats, is one step closer to passing a National Rifle Association-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
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.
Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would let people with concealed weapons permits be able to carry weapons onto college campuses and public universities.
A National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now that it has the backing of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
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.