Florida State University graduate student Rebekah Hargrove is suing the school over its policy of barring her from having a gun in her car for self-defense when the FSU football team is playing a home game.
The suit was filed by Florida Carry on Hargrove’s behalf.
According to a press release by Florida Carry, Hargrove is “seeking an emergency injunction against John Thrasher, now President of Florida State University, the university, and FSU Police Chief David Perry” prior to this Saturday’s home game.
Breitbart News previously reported that Thrasher thwarted the passage of campus carry for Floridians while he was a state senator in 2011. Thrasher then became president of FSU and it was on his watch that a gunman walked up to defenseless students outside the FSU library and opened fire in November 2014. During the November attack, one student–who was both an Army combat veteran and a concealed carry permit holder–was close enough to take the gunman out but was prevented from having a gun for self-defense because of campus carry’s defeat.
Hargrove is simply fighting to have a gun in her car so she can flee to it if other attackers try to take advantage of the fact the FSU students are defenseless.
In 2013 Florida Carry was successful in forcing the the University of Northern Florida to comply with state laws allowing guns in cars on campus, and they hope to bring President Thrasher and FSU in line with the law as well.
In 2013 the Florida First District Court of Appeals made it crystal clear, in the case of Florida Carry v. UNF, that Universities have no authority to regulate the lawful possession of firearms that are properly stored in private vehicles on campus. Despite the fact that FSU and President Thrasher are well aware of the law and the binding decision of the court, they have chosen to continue illegally prohibiting the possession of firearms in people’s private vehicles.
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