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Guns on campus bill advances in Florida Senate

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A bill filed by Crestview Republican Greg Evers that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns onto college and university campuses moved along in the state Senate on Monday. The Senate Higher Education Committee voted along party lines to advance the bill.   An identical bill in the House sponsored by Greg Steube has also passed its first committee. It now sits in the House Higher Education and Workforce subcommittee. The bill is opposed by Florida State University President John Thrasher and the…

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