Florida court rules in favor of guns on public university campuses

Timothy Dionisopoulos
Former Reporter

A Florida court ruled on Tuesday that the state may not prevent students from storing firearms in their vehicles on campuses. 

The 1st District Court of Appeals sided with University of North Florida (UNF) student Alexandria Lainez and Florida Carry Inc., ruling that the state of Florida already has a law on the books which allows students to store fire arms in their cars on campus, Gainesville reports.

"Restricting recreational activities is a far cry from restricting a fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense," wrote Judge Clay Roberts.

The decision was supported by a majority of the fifteen judges on the bench, and applies to all twelve of Florida’s public universities.

UNF did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform in time for publication.

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Timothy Dionisopoulos

Timothy Dionisopoulos

Former Reporter
Tim Dionisopoulos is a former reporter for Campus Reform and communications editor in the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program. Tim joined Campus Reform in the summer of 2011, and his stories were cited or re-posted on the Daily Mail, the Drudge Report, Fox News, and other national media outlets. Tim graduated in 2011 from Providence College in Rhode Island where he was politically active on campus and in the community.
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