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Shooting At Bethune-Cookman Concerns Florida League Of Women Voters

Florida League of Women Voters urge to ban guns on college campuses.
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The Florida League of Women Voters is urging the Legislature to keep guns off college campuses. The move comes in the wake of Monday’s shooting at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona, Fla. 

The League says the shooting at Bethune-Cookman University raises its concern to another level. Three students suffered minor injuries during the incident. League President DeirdreMacnab says guns on any college campus is bad for safety.  

"So to overturn the current ban which has worked well for our university system; the presidents, the campus law enforcement, they do not want concealed weapons on campus," Macnab says.

No arrests have been made in the Bethune-Cookman shooting. BCU is a private school, so the bills making their way through the Legislature wouldn’t apply to its campus. HB 4005 and its companion in the Senate SB 176 will allow individuals who hold concealed weapon permits to carry firearms on all public college and university campuses. 

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