A student has reportedly sued the University of North Florida for banning guns from being stored in cars parked on the school's campus.
The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by student Alexandria Lainez and a Second Amendment group called Florida Carry, claims the school is citing its right to ban guns from being stored in vehicles on campus parking lots just like a Florida public school district could, KnightNews.com reports.
The university, however, falls outside that exemption since it is a state university and not a local school district, according to the lawsuit.
"No public college or university has any right to prevent students from having a firearm in their car as long as the firearm is lawfully possessed under state law," according to a statement released by Florida Carry. “Any public college or university which attempts to restrict students’ rights on this issue is subject to being sued under Florida Firearms Preemption law which was amended this year to make the 24 year old statute easier to enforce by organizations like Florida Carry."
According to university guidelines, "possession, storage or use" of firearms or other weapons are prohibited on campus property or at university-sponsored events.