Campus Carry Bill Shot Down In Florida Senate?

posted on April 16, 2015

A Florida campus carry bill may be stalled in the Florida Senate amidst concerns from University of South Florida faculty. Despite the fact that Senate Bill 176 wouldn’t allow anyone to carry a concealed firearm who isn’t already permitted to do so by law—and the fact that seven states have already enacted similar legislation and seen no uptick in crime—the USF faculty union has gone on record opposing the legislation, saying they’re “uncomfortable” with it. In response to the outcry, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla told the News Service of Florida last week that he doesn’t plan to have the bill go before his committee.

HB 4005, a similar bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, has cleared its final committee hurdle in the House and is set for scheduling on the House floor in the two weeks remaining in the session.

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