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Open Carry, Campus Carry Bills Advance In Florida Senate

Posted by jhingarat21 on 27th Oct 2015

Two Florida Senate committees have passed bills that would enable citizens with concealed carry permits to practice open carry and campus carry in the Sunshine State.As the Tampa Bay Times, Senate Bill 68 — sponsored by Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker — allows concealed guns on Florida’s colleges and university campuses. The measure passed in the Senate Higher Education Committee by a 5-3 vote along party lines with Democrats opposing. Supporters say the bill would al
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3 Proposals to Loosen Gun Carry Laws Advance in Florida Senate

Posted by jhingarat21 on 21st Oct 2015

TALLAHASSEE | People with concealed-weapons licenses would be able to openly display handguns in Florida and would be able to carry firearms on state college and university campuses, under measures approved by separate Senate committees Tuesday.One committee also supported a measure that might make it easier for people to claim they have stood their ground in self-defense when shooting others.The three proposals, which still have more committees to clear in both the House and Senate, are advanci
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Open Carry, Guns-On-Campus Proposals Move Forward in Florida Senate

Posted by jhingarat21 on 21st Oct 2015

TALLAHASSEE —Two Florida Senate committees advanced controversial proposals Tuesday that would make it easier for the 1.4 million Floridians with concealed-weapons permits — including more than 300,000 in South Florida — to carry guns openly in public and on college campuses and universities. The bills, supported by gun-rights advocates, relax Florida’s restrictions on where and how gun owners can carry their firearms. Both bills still have to be vetted by two other committees each before
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OK Concealed Carry on Campus?

Posted by jhingarat21 on 17th Sep 2015

Gun-rights advocates, including the powerful National Rifle Association, suffered a rare setback in the Florida Legislature this year when a bill to lift the state ban on carrying concealed weapons on college and university campuses came up short.But the same House and Senate sponsors — Rep. Greg Steube, a Republican from Sarasota, and Sen. Greg Evers, a Republican from Baker — already have refiled the bill in each chamber for the next regular legislative session, which begins in January.State l
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