Senate Committee Changes Mind About Guns on Campus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Senate's Criminal Justice Committee has taken a provision out of a proposed guns bill that would have allowed the carrying of concealed weapons on college campuses.

State Sen. Paula Dockery offered an amendment at the committee's Wednesday meeting that maintains state law as prohibiting guns on all school grounds, including colleges and universities.

There was no objection.

The Lakeland Republican later said public sentiment against guns on campus persuaded her to make the change.

The bill is sponsored by the committee's chairman, Sen. Greg Evers. The Baker Republican said the bill will go forward without the guns on campus language. It also clarifies what's allowed under the state's concealed weapon law.

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  • by Drunk Tom Location: somewhere on Mar 9, 2011 at 09:15 PM
    First time I heard that yall was going to allow guns on college ground's, I says to my son, they must be up there smoking crack are something.That was a BAD idea. The very person that thought of that idea, needs a good sock in the face. Whats a matter with you,are you crazy or something???
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