Campus Carry Coming Back To Florida Legislature

Dec 8, 2016

Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood)
Credit Mark Foley via FL House website

For the third year running Florida’s lawmakers will consider whether concealed weapons should be allowed on college campuses.

Longwood Republican Rep. Scott Plakon has filed a measure removing prohibitions against carrying concealed firearms on college campuses.  Last session, he came out as a vocal supporter of the move after his daughter’s school went into lock down over reports of an active shooter.  In 2015 and 2016, identical legislation died in the Senate Judiciary committee, but that panel has a new chair: Sarasota Republican Greg Steube.  Before jumping to the senate, Steube was in the House, and he sponsored campus carry both times it failed.