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Darryl Owens: Allowing Guns On College Campuses Is Not A Good Idea

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A shooting at Florida State Univerity's Library is prompting lawmakers to examine gun laws on college campuses. Photo: Flickr

In the upcoming state legislative session, several lawmakers will propose a bill that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry those weapons onto college campuses in Florida. They say it’s in response to numerous campus shootings, including one at the Florida State University library last fall.

Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens says the solution to curbing gun violence on school grounds is not allowing more guns on campus. He does agree, though, that there’s cause for concern.

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Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »