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Florida Alert! Give Florida Students the Right to Self-Defense!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Florida Alert! Give Florida Students the Right to Self-Defense!

EXCERPT: "The issue comes down to whether you support the right to carry on campus or whether you support rapists having free access to unarmed victims.  It's that simple."

DATE: August 19, 2015
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director 
  NRA Past President


Please click here to read the compelling and right on target OpEd, Give Florida students right to self-defense, by university student, Rebekah Hargrove, in the Daytona Beach News Journal posted today.  http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20150819/OPINION/150819538/0/www.news-journalonline.com/article/20150819/OPINION/150819538/0/search

Excerpt from the OpEd: 

As a woman licensed to carry a firearm for protection, I can defend myself off campus, but the second I step on campus, I no longer have the right to defend myself. I must surrender constitutional rights that guarantee my right to keep and bear arms and of self-defense to get a college education.

Effectively, I become a ward of the university, but the university has no legal duty or responsibility for my safety. In fact, it hides behind sovereign immunity that protects the university from civil suits and criminal prosecution for failing to protect me.

A college campus is not holy ground that is free from alcohol, drugs, guns, rapists and violent criminals.  Rather, as a “gun-free zone,” it is a safe haven for rapists and violent criminals, leaving law-abiding students defenseless.




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