Florida Comes Closer To Concealed Carry On Campus

On Monday, the Florida Senate Higher Education Committee approved a bill which would allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry on the campus of any public university in Florida. Campus carry is currently illegal in Florida.

The Committee approved the bill in a straight party-line vote; Republicans – FOR, Democrats – AGAINST. In Florida, one must be at least 21 years old to obtain a concealed carry permit.

Supporters of the bill say that campuses are “gun-free zones” where criminals will meet no armed resistance. Opponents say that allowing guns on campus will lead to more violence.

What do YOU think? Are the campuses in your state safe? Should licensed concealed carry be allowed on campus? Please comment and let us know. Stay safe.

Constantine is a semi-retired business owner and consultant who lives in the Northeast US. He is an NRA Endowment Life Member and an NRA Certified Instructor. He enjoys all shooting sports as well as big-game hunting. Licensed to carry in over 30 states, he has carried daily for over 20 years and has instructed many novice shooters in firearm safety and basic shooting skills. His EDC (most of the time) is a Rock River Arms custom 1911 loaded with Federal 230 gr. HydraShok JHP. This is carried in a Mitch Rosen USD II Slimline IWB holster on a Mitch Rosen belt. A Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 and a SureFire LED flashlight round out the system.
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