Appeals court: state universities cannot regulate, ban guns from campus

FLORIDA CARRY, INC., and ALEXANDRIA LAINEZ, Appellants,

v.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA, JOHN DELANEY, Appellees.

CASE NO. 1D12-2174

Opinion filed December 10, 2013

Excerpt: “…At issue in this case is whether a state university may prohibit the carrying of a securely encased firearm within a motor vehicle that is parked in a university campus parking lot. We hold that the legislature has not delegated its authority under the Florida Constitution to regulate the manner of bearing arms to the state universities and reverse the orders on appeal…”

Here is the Opinion filed in the District Court of Appeal, First District via FloridaCarry.org

From the Tampa Tribune:

“… If universities can regulate away a Second Amendment right, why not a First Amendment one? Or one protected by the Fourth or Fifth Amendment? The point is rhetorical, but nonetheless meaningful because campus authority unchecked can go astray of constitutional norms.”
~Judge Scott Makar

“If colleges can’t regulate guns we may need to change that.”
~Senator John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine

Related:

Excerpts from Florida Statutes 790.25 & 790.251 relating to possession [of weapon or firearm] in vehicle, parking lot

Tampa Tribune: Court rules Fla. universities can’t regulate guns

News4Jax.com: Appeals court: UNF cannot ban guns from campus

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