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Let permit holders exercise right to defend themselves: Front Burner

Let permit holders exercise right to defend themselves: Front Burner

I write in favor of a change in the law to allow concealed carry of firearms on campus at colleges and universities in Florida. Since 1987, nearly 2.4 million residents have exercised their right under the law to obtain a concealed-carry permit, and it is time that those who work, study or visit a campus be allowed to exercise their right to carry. Opposition to this change in the law is based on emotion, with no factual basis that validates the fears and concerns voiced by those who lobby against campus carry. Before the concealed-carry permit law was enacted in 1987, many predicted that Florida would turn into the "Wild West," where ordinary citizens would take the law into...

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