Florida Coeds Have a Right to Party and Also Bring Guns on Campus

Score one for hard-working public university students in the Sunshine State, just trying to get by with a couple of pump-action 12-gauge Remingtons in the trunks of their Civics.

Most Florida state colleges had been trying to limit the availability of firearms on campus by barring students from keeping the weapons in cars parked at school. But Alexandria Lainez, a student at the University of North Florida, said that infringed on her right to carry a gun between her home and the school's Jacksonville campus.

An appellate court agreed, because the state's constitution forbids any constraints on gun ownership and carry that aren't approved by the conservative-controlled Legislature. "There are certain places where firearms can be legally prohibited," the court's decision stated. "But the Legislature has recognized that a citizen who is going to be in one of these places should be able to keep a firearm securely encased within his or her vehicle."

Spring pep rallies should be fun.

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