Public universities in Florida now allow guns on campus

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An estimated 1 in 14 people in the state of Florida carry concealed, and now college students at public universities are allowed to carry on campus; but must leave their firearm in their vehicle. It seems that many universities are scrambling to adhear to the new law, and we are not 100% certain if it’s state-wide.

On December 10th, a Florida Appeals Court struck down a law that prohibited students from bringing their firearms on campus grounds, calling it unlawful to prohibit. While students are not allowed to keep firearms in their dorms or on them while around campus, they are now allowed to store them in their vehicles.

(Orlando Sentinel) In response to the court ruling, UNF and other public universities, including Florida State University andUniversity of South Florida, are now allowing students, employees and campus visitors to keep guns in parked vehicles. Guns are still prohibited from classroom buildings, cafeterias and other areas.

The University of Central Florida, Florida’s largest public university, is updating its policy to allow the same thing, a university spokesman said.

Our recommendation to FL students: Check with your university BEFORE bringing your firearm onto campus with you. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a StealthGearUSA Revolution holster.

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