Guns on UF Campus
The two suspected gunman who sprayed bullets into a crowd at an Ohio fraternity house party Sunday, made their first appearance in court
According Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy Hughes, the shots fired by Braylon Rogers, 19, and Columbus Jones, 22, killed a Youngstown State University student, and injured 11 other people.
As college students in Ohio mourn, University of Florida students will try to come together on the issue of guns, and their place on campus.
Guns and campus don't mix, according to Ben Meyers, Student Senate President at the University of Florida.
"We don't want UF to be the next name on that long line of schools where an accident has happened, and the students either disabled, or dead because of it," said Meyers, who is taking a stand against Florida Senate Bill 234, aimed at allowing guns on all college and university campuses in the state.
On Tuesday, student senators will vote on a resolution, if passed, will urge the Legislature to vote against the bill.
However, not all UF students disagree with the gun bill.
"The idea that allowing guns on campus would cause more Virginia Techs is ridiculous, because those shooters had absolutely no concern whether guns were allowed," said Carly Wilson, UF student senator and President of College Republicans.
University Police Chief Linda Stump supports Meyers and the resolution, and will be attending the public senate meeting Tuesday, at 7:30 PM in Room 282 of the Reitz Union.
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