In the era of mass shootings and bills being passed allowing guns to be carried without permits, one starts to wonder if we are actually safe on college campuses, more importantly, Historically Black Colleges and Universities. With Florida House Bill 543 being passed on Monday, this now means that a person who carries a concealed weapon does not need a permit to carry and must show identification to law enforcement if asked. Now, while schools are one of the prohibited locations where concealed weapons are not allowed, that does not mean that off-campus events are safe. From previous experience, non-college students are known to attend off-campus events, such as block parties and house parties, and sometimes situations can escalate once alcohol is involved.
Monday, April 10, 2023