Evers Guns On College Campuses Bill Set For Debate

September 10, 2015

Debate is about to begin on bills in the Florida House and Senate that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and university campuses.

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to take up the proposal (SB 68), filed by Chairman Greg Evers, R-Baker, at 9 a.m. next Wednesday. That will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee considering the House version (HB 4001), filed by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota.

Lawmakers will return to Tallahassee next week for the first round of committee meetings before the 2016 legislative session, the majority of Senate committees will remain idle. The Senate is scheduled to hold seven committee meetings, while 14 other panels will not meet, according to a calendar published Wednesday. Also, the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which includes senators and House members, will meet.

The 2016 session will start in January.

by The News Service of Florida


8 Responses to “Evers Guns On College Campuses Bill Set For Debate”

  1. PavePusher on September 15th, 2015 6:06 pm

    Kascus on September 10th, 2015 5:39 pm

    “ODIN, It is a tool they need to to perform their duties.”

    No, they really don’t.

    Or, are you willing to wait three days for your other Constitutional RIghts?

  2. PavePusher on September 15th, 2015 6:04 pm

    Gregory Boyd on September 10th, 2015 10:16 pm

    “If you don’t want to do these things then wait your days.”

    May I please see your First, Fourth, Thirteenth and Twenty-Sixth Amendment Permits, proof of training and receipts for fees paid to the government for a background check?

  3. Libertarian on September 11th, 2015 1:52 pm

    Florida have an lot to think.

    - Open Carry (licensed should be the limit for morment)
    - Honoring non residenzler ccw
    - Remove Off Places
    - repealed the called waiting period for buy
    - Make the ccw an deadly weapon carry permit
    - Shall Sig 4 nfa weapons
    - Knife premtion
    - Firearm Freedom Act

    ect. looks near gorgia for an nice exampel for an shall issue only state !
    Other nice leader for shall issue only states are tenesse, utah, indiana and nord dakota,

  4. Gregory Boyd on September 10th, 2015 10:16 pm

    CCW permit holders can walk with a handgun same day as long as they pass the $5 background check to make sure they have not been arrested, and/or convicted of certain crimes since they were issued their concealed weapons permit. Ccw permits require fingerprints, photo,proof of citizenship, money, classwork,time and federal background check.If you don’t want to do these things then wait your days.

  5. No Excuses on September 10th, 2015 8:04 pm

    I purchased a firearm and I had to wait for three days. When did citizens start getting to just buy it and take it home?

  6. Kascus on September 10th, 2015 5:39 pm

    ODIN, It is a tool they need to to perform their duties. Citizens with a CCW permit and a hour worth of training have no waiting period to purchase a weapon but LEOs can not purchase a weapon without waiting.

  7. ODIN on September 10th, 2015 10:04 am

    Cops are just citizens, they can wait like the rest of us law abiding citizens..No special carve outs or protected classes need to be added.

  8. Kascus on September 10th, 2015 7:14 am

    How about changing the law that requires a 3 day wait for certified law enforcement officers to purchase a handgun.

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