Court: University of Florida can ban guns from dorms
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – An appeals court has ruled that state universities can ban students from having guns in their dorm rooms.
The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday sided with the University of Florida against a gun rights group.
The court ruled that UF is allowed to ban guns from campus housing. Florida Carry sued the university over the ban in 2014 and a trial court sided with the university.
Florida Carry sued the school in the wake of an appeals court ruling that said universities couldn’t enforce rules banning students from storing guns in their cars.
UF got rid of its ban on guns in cars but left intact a strict prohibition on guns elsewhere on campus.
The Florida Legislature is considering a bill that would allow concealed permit owners to carry guns on college campuses.