Gun Rights Group Sues UF
GAINESVILLE- A gun rights group is suing the University of Florida for banning guns in campus housing. The lawsuit comes from a similar suit against the University of North Florida’s ban on guns in cars. The first district court of appeals sided with the gun rights group "Florida Carry" that challenged a rule banning students from storing guns in their cars. Florida law currently makes it illegal to possess or exhibit guns at schools and universities and permits school districts to prohibit guns from being stored in cars.
"I feel from all the gun violence that has been going on throughout the nation, that there should be more restrictions on weapons, especially for college campuses,” said Jay Teran who is a student.
UF got rid of its ban on guns in cars to comply with the ruling, but left in place a strict ban on firearms elsewhere on campus. Campus residents can store their unloaded guns at the university's police station if they have permission. Florida Carry sent out a notice to all Florida universities and colleges saying they will sue any school that does not repeal similar rules by the start of the spring semester.
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