To: The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Ron DeSantis

Tell Gov. Rick Scott and State Legislators to Keep Loaded, Concealed Handguns off Campus

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I oppose HB4001/SB68 (and similar legislation), which would force Florida’s public university and college campuses to allow loaded, concealed guns anywhere on college campuses, including classrooms, dormitories, theaters, libraries, student health and counseling centers, and faculty and administration offices.

Florida's higher education officials are the most qualified to determine the safety requirements for their campuses, including restricting guns only to certified law enforcement officers.

Allowing students, faculty, staff and all visitors to carry loaded, concealed handguns on campus will only create a volatile and unsafe environment for all Floridians.

Why is this important?

UPDATE - February 1, 2016

HB 4001 is scheduled for a vote by the full House on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd.

This vote comes in spite of overwhelming opposition from students, faculty, all college presidents and campus police chiefs, parents, community leaders, medical, educational and campus security experts, and associations, that represent over one million members of Florida’s campus community

By signing this petition, your message opposing HB 4001 and SB 68 (Senate matching bill), will be sent to all members of the Florida Legislature, and to Governor Rick Scott.

The Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus believes that Florida's higher education officials are the most qualified to determine the safety requirements for their campuses, including restricting guns only to trained law enforcement officers. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are able to store their handguns in locked cars on campus parking lots. However, Florida law provides the Board of Trustees at public universities and state colleges with the authority to place reasonable restrictions on access to firearms on college-owned or controlled buildings and grounds (excluding parking lots).

Please sign this petition today to help preserve the safety on Florida’s public universities and state college campuses. Thank you.

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Reasons for signing

  • Allowing weapons on campus will not help this situation. Please vote against allowing weapons of any kind on a school campus unless they are law enforcement.
  • AFTER FINISH MY FULL TIME JOB SAVING MONEY TO GO A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN MY FREAKING HOME STATE FLORIDA I FEEL MORE SAFER CARRYING CONCEALED GUN IN MY FAVORITE FUTURE UNIVERSITY TO GO IF THIS NEW GUN LAW CARRY CONCEALED GUN CAMPUS UNIVERSITY LAW IS LEGALIZE
  • I HOPE IN THE FUTURE AFTER I GO TO A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY I FEEL SAFE CARRY CONCEALED GUN WITH ME