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Gun Ban, 'Stand-Your-Ground' Resisted

A Florida gun-rights group is threatening a lawsuit against any state school not lifting on-campus gun bans. The University of South Florida is reviewing its gun policy after learning that Florida Carry Inc. plans to sue any state university not lifting bans on weapons  stored in cars, The Tampa Tribune reports.

Florida state law prohibits guns on university campuses, but many schools have taken the law a step further by banning weapons in vehicles parked on campus.  These include USF, the University of Florida, the University of North Florida and Florida State University.

In other news, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is again coming under fire in a case that may head for the Florida Supreme Court. In 2008, Gabriel Mobley shot two men outside a Chili’s restaurant in Opa-locka.  The 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s second-degree murder decision against Mobley, who had claimed he was justified under the state’s Stand Your Ground law, Sunshine State News reports.  The court ruling could force the case to go to the Florida Supreme Court.

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