Florida Senate Unlikely to Hear Latest Guns on Campus Bill

A Florida bill that would allow citizens to bring guns on college campuses in some circumstances appears stuck in a Senate committee.

A bill that would allow guns on college campuses appears to have no future in the Florida legislature.

Florida Senate Bill 176, which would allow citizens with concealed weapons permits to bring guns on college campuses, might not even make the Senate floor for a vote. After passing two committees in the House of Representatives, the bill is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Miguel Diaz said the bill doesn’t have much support, according to Jacksonville.com.

A National Rifle Association lobbyist who’s been active in supporting the bill argued that it should be put in front of the senate because citizens have a right to know where their representatives stand on the bill.

The reported stall comes as both houses passed a bill last week allowing gun owners to take their weapons during mandatory emergency evacuations.

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