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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sexual Assault Survivor Calls For Campus Carry In Florida

A Florida woman who was raped on campus is speaking out about the move to pass campus carry legislation in the Sunshine State.

In a report at news4jax.com, Shayna Lopez-Rivas spoke candidly about her sexual assault on Florida State University’s campus in 2014.

“He had a knife. I had pepper spray,” Lopez-Rivas said. “And even though I ran for blue lights that are scattered all around, [he was] faster, stronger, and I did not win.” She now carries a firearm on a regular basis, and believes that if she had been allowed to do so at the time, her assault could have been stopped.

“The way that I carry it now, I would have been able to prevent what happened to me, yeah,” Lopez-Rivas said.

Campus carry legislation has been introduced in Florida in the past, but so far hasn’t been passed into law.