Gun rights group sues FSU again over campus restrictions

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Gun rights group Florida Carry, Inc. has filed a new lawsuit against Florida State University and President John Thrasher over gun restrictions in the university's Student Code of Conduct.

The latest suit, filed on August 27, alleges that the Student Code of Conduct violates state gun laws by forbidding students and others on campus from keeping certain types of guns in their vehicles.

This isn't the first time Florida Carry has taken FSU to court. Back in September 2015, the group filed suit against the university over a policy banning people from keeping guns locked in their cars during football games and while on campus.

Just one day after the 2015 lawsuit was filed, FSU announced that permitted gun owners would be allowed to keep guns locked in parked cars.

The new lawsuit addresses the previous case, but argues that the university did not go far enough in its changes to the code of conduct.

Specifically, the lawsuit says FSU continues to ban the possession of ammunition on campus and the possession of unconcealed firearms in vehicles, which the group says violates the law because long guns are not required to be concealed.

We have reached out to FSU about the lawsuit and a spokesperson said they do not comment on pending litigation.

To view a copy of the lawsuit, click here.



 
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