Florida Holding Off on Campus Carry Law, Again

January 22, 2016

Florida campuses will remain gun-free for at least another year, reported the Tampa Bay Times, now that a controversial bill permitting guns on campuses has stalled in the state's Senate.

"I don't think this is a Second Amendment issue,'' said Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who has now stopped the bill from moving forward for the second time in as many years. "I think what we're talking about here is campus safety and the best way to address that issue and whether the proposed cure is worse than the disease."

Around the country, recently campus carry legislation has provoked scholarly opposition and amusing student protest.

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