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Guns on campus among 4 gun bills set for full chamber votes

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A contentious proposal to let concealed weapons permit holders bring guns on state university and college campuses was among four firearm bills that made their final committee stops Thursday and will now be before their respective legislative chambers. Two other bills will ban backyard gun ranges in densely populated areas and another will remove aggravated assault from the list of gun-related crimes subject to mandatory minimum sentences under the state’s 10-20-Life law. Easily the most fought over proposal is the…

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Bill on guns, emergency evacuations goes to Senate floor

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A bill allowing gun owners without concealed weapon permits to take their guns along during emergency evacuations appears to have a good chance of passing this year. The bill will go to the floor of the Florida Senate on Tuesday after getting approval in all three of its required committee stops. A Senate committee killed it last year. The state House passed the bill last year, and House committees have acted favorably on it this year. Past opponents of the…

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