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Guns-on-campus bills filed again for 2016 session

Guns-on-campus bills filed again for 2016 session

TALLAHASSEE — Two Republican lawmakers Monday filed proposals that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and university campuses, setting the stage for a renewed debate about the issue. Senate Criminal Justice Chairman Greg Evers, R-Baker, and Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, filed the bills (SB 68 and HB 4001) for lawmakers to consider during the 2016 legislative session, which starts in January. The proposal drew heavy debate during the 2015 legislative session, with gun-rights advocates supporting the idea and many university leaders opposing it. The issue ultimately stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But National Rifle Association...

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