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The Herald Tribune reports.

Concealed weapons on college campuses closer

TALLAHASSEE — Emotionally charged legislation that would allow concealed weapons on Florida’s college campuses gained momentum Monday, easily clearing a second Senate committee following impassioned testimony from gun control advocates and gun rights supporters.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, has drawn intense debate, with more than 60 people signing up to speak on the issue Monday. It passed the Senate Higher Education Committee on a 6-3 party line vote.

Gun control groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety and the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense opposed the legislation. They were joined by organizations ranging from the Florida State University Student Government Association to the FSU and University of Florida campus police departments.

“We do not want this bill,” said Harrison DuBosar, director of governmental affairs for the FSU Student Government Association. “We do not want guns on our campus.”

The bill had support from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights advocates, including student groups advocating for concealed carry on campus.