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A group of FGCU students push for permission to bear arms
Source: WINK-TV-Southwest Florida, 02/07/13
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Florida Gulf Coast University-Fla.-Sophomore Kyle Green said, "We have to protect ourselves it is also our right. I don't know why we can cross the line to school and all of a sudden can't carry anymore."
Students for Concealed Carry want Florida Gulf Coast University school policies changed following the Sandy Hook massacre.
Florida state statutes do not allow students on this campus or others to carry concealed weapons.
However, six other states and more than 200 other universities do.
FGCU students said, as a first step, they want to be allowed to carry concealed weapons in their cars on campus.
Tim Cannedy is President of Students for Concealed Carry on campus. "We have a right to life and because of that we need the right for self defense and on campus if you do not have the right to self defense you are inviting yourself to become a victim."
The students also have strong and skeptical opinions about President Obama's gun control plan.
It calls for congress to make assault weapons illegal and it requires criminal background checks on all gun purchases.
It would also close a loophole for gun show sales and create a new federal gun trafficking law.
The group formed on campus last September. It is a national organization.
The group's president said he has seen a spike in membership since the Sandyhook shooting and the gun control debate that followed.