Friday, January 24, 2014

U of Florida Sued for Banning Guns on Campus

From the Huffington Post:

A Florida gun rights group is suing the University of Florida claiming that a school-wide firearms ban barring students from keeping weapons in dormitories breaks both state and federal laws.

The lawsuit is the second time in recent months Florida Carry Inc has taken one of the state's 12 public universities to court over gun control policies. On Dec. 10 a state appeals court ruled 12-3 that the University of North Florida violated state law when it prohibited a woman from storing a loaded gun in her car.

The court said the state legislature ultimately holds the power to regulate guns, trumping local governments and universities. For decades, the legislature has spurned tighter gun control.

The latest suit raises concern over whether students can keep guns in their dorm room, which Florida Carry believes qualify as homes and second amendment protection.

You can read more here. I have a hard time imagining anything riskier than guns in a college dorm.

(ljs)

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Comments

Professor, would you allow a student to get away with describing conduct as risky rather than speaking to the legal merits of an argument? Isn't it true that the 4th and 1st amendments apply to dorms, why not the Second? Finally can you identify one school that allows guns on campus that has had a mass shooting?

Posted by: Eric Friday | Jan 26, 2014 7:50:50 PM

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