Posted on January 23, 2014 | By Jade Bulecza
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL/AP)–When it comes to the discussion of guns on college campuses, it’s a heated debate.
After a court ruling last month, public universities like Florida State University have to allow students to stow their guns away in their cars parked on campus.
“We still are enforcing weapons in residence halls and other statutes,” said Florida State University Police David Perry.
Perry says he is a gun supporter and believes in the right to bear arms but he says school is just not the place.
“In certain environments it’s just not feasible,” said Perry. “It’s just not a good mix. It’s just not the right environment for guns.
The debate continues for pro firearm groups like Georgia Tech’s Students for Concealed Carry.
They believe people should be able to defend themselves on campus the same way they would off campus.
In Georgia a revised gun bill is expected to be introduced soon. However the provision on carrying weapons to public campuses will be dropped and instead one focus will be on allowing local school districts to arm employees.