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Suit filed against UF for regulating guns on campus

3:08 PM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A nonprofit organization is filing suit against the University of Florida to allow individuals to have firearms on university property.

The organization, Florida Carry, said in a release, "No public college or university has any authority to prevent students and the public from having a functional firearm in places that are constitutionally protected or permitted under state law."

Florida Carry's Executive Director Sean Caranna reached out to UF President Bernie Machen, according to the release, and heard back from the school's general counsel, which did not want to work with Caranna on "a legal set of regulations."

In December, a Florida appeals court ruled that universities cannot enact regulations regarding guns on campus.

Jacksonville Attorney Eric Friday represented University of North Florida student Alexandria Lainez in that suit.

UNF does not plan to appeal the court's ruling.

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