Some Florida college students could carry guns under proposal; university presidents opposed

Florida legislators are considering a bill that would allow holders of concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons onto public university and college campuses.

The bill comes four months after a gunman shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police.

The National Rifle Association and other supporters say permit holders shouldn't be forced to abandon their right to self-defense simply because they walk onto a campus.

Opponents include students, faculty and administrators of Florida's 12 universities. Opponents include all 12 public university presidents, the campus police chiefs and the system's Board of Governors.

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli has expressed reservations about the bill, but it appears to be moving successfully through the committees in the Legislature.