Campus Carry Bill Filed in Florida

by Zachary Zalneraitis on December 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Campus Carry Bill Filed in Florida

Representative Greg SteubeTallahassee, Florida – December 10 – Just weeks after a shooting in the Strozier Library at Florida State University left three students injured, a bill has been filed to restore the ability of concealed carry licensees to carry a firearm on college campuses.

Florida Representative Greg Steube filed House Bill 4005 on Monday which would remove college and university facilities from the prohibited places listed in the state’s concealed carry statutes. Should the bill become law, Florida would join Utah, Colorado, Idaho and Mississippi in allowing concealed firearms on campus. The law would go into effect on July 1, 2015.

The bill does not affect the requirements to obtain a concealed weapons and firearms license, including a background check, training course and being at least 21 years of age or a military veteran. Additionally, the bill leaves in place existing prohibitions on concealed carry in elementary and secondary schools, as well as school, college or professional athletic events not related to firearms.

The bill is supported by Students for Concealed Carry and Florida Carry.

Florida Carry, Inc.

 

 

 

Contact:
Zachary Zalneraitis
Director of Public Relations
Students for Concealed Carry
Zachary.Zalneraitis@concealedcampus.org

Michael Newbern
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Students for Concealed Carry
Michael.Newbern@concealedcampus.org

ABOUT:
Students for Concealed Carry is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization of college students, faculty, staff, parents and concerned citizens who believe that concealed carry licensees should be afforded the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that they enjoy off campus.

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Matt H December 11, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Please let me know how I can help who I can call. I want to help push this through! As a Military Police Officer and an NRA Firearms Instructor I believe it is important to be able to defend ourselves and the gun free zones are a hindrance to that right of self defense.

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cody December 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

why even mention open carry? isn’t it a moot point?

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