A gun rights group is suing Florida State University in an effort to amend the student handbook and allow people to carry rifles and shotguns in their vehicles on campus, the Tallahassee Democrat is reporting.
Presently, the FSU student handbook has been amended to permit concealed weapons in vehicles, but prohibits rifles and shotguns, the newspaper said.
The lawsuit was filed by the group, Florida Carry, and claims that FSU President John Thrasher and the school had no authority to ban the possession of certain firearms in private vehicles, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
“Florida Carry members fear arrest, prosecution and academic sanctions due to the existence of the preempted rules, regulations and policies,” the lawsuit said. “This is a blatant attempt to continue to regulate the use and possession of firearms and ammunition.”
A university spokeswoman told WFSU radio: “We do not comment on pending litigation.”
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