Guns on Campus
In the U.S. guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense, that's almost 7,000 times a day.
The University of Florida's student handbook states that no student is allowed to carry firearms on school grounds. But the 160 member Libertarian Activist Network at UF says they should be and plan to take it all the way to the Florida Legislature.
The Libertarian Party says if prohibition didn't stop liquor use, drug laws don't stop drug use, making gun ownership illegal will not stop gun ownership.
"I actually feel safer with them," says Neal Conner, President of The Libertarian Activist Network. "Individuals have to be responsible for their own safety, the police as much as they can do isn't going to be around 24/7."
The Libertarian Activist Network plans on finding a Florida Legislator who supports passing such a bill as allowing guns on campus.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
- Lawmakers File Bill That Would Allow Guns on Campus
- Florida Court of Appeals Rules Guns are Allowed on University Campuses
- Teacher Arrested for Carrying Gun on Campus
- Police arrest man who fires gun on UF's campus
- Student arrested for hiding guns on campus
- Students Charged For Gun on Campus
- Guns on UF Campus
- Scooter Theft Around University of Florida Campus
- Local Cops Hold College Campus Safety Conference
- Fraternity To Be Closed Immediately on University of Florida Campus