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Keep concealed weapons off Florida campuses

Keep concealed weapons off Florida campuses

Opponents of the gun lobby notched a rare victory earlier this year when they defeated bills that would have lifted Florida's ban on carrying concealed weapons on college and university campuses. Now, like a stubborn weed, the bills are back. Legislators need to stamp them out again and prove they have more faith in the leaders of higher education and law enforcement, who oppose this loopy idea, than in the leaders of the National Rifle Association who are pushing it. Allowing guns on campus would inject deadly weapons into an atmosphere already swirling with academic pressure, romantic rivalries, youthful impetuousness, alcohol and drugs. What could possibly go wrong? Supporters of...

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