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Resolution SR 1175: In Opposition of Florida Senate Bill 234

Agenda Item: In Opposition of Florida Senate Bill 234 Date: January 24, 2011
Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Cristina Loreto, At-Large Senator; Chris Cabral, College of Arts and Sciences Senator.


In Opposition of Florida Senate Resolution 234

WHEREAS, The Student Government Association’s purpose is to ensure that students’ concerns are addressed in the immediate governance and policy development of Florida International University at all levels, in order to provide an official voice and action on behalf of the student body;

WHEREAS, Campus safety is one of the main concerns faced by students at many universities, including Florida International University;

WHEREAS, In the past decade there have been several gun related incidents on college campuses around the United States, including the 2000 University of Arkansas shooting, the 2002 University of Arizona shooting, and the most recent 2007 shooting at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia;

WHEREAS, Fire arms on University grounds presents a grave safety concern to the Student Body of Florida International University;

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 234, introduced by Senator Greg Evers of Florida Senate District Two, proposes that “a person in compliance with the terms of a concealed carry license may carry openly notwithstanding specified provisions, [and] limits a prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into an elementary or secondary school facility, career center, or college or university facility to include only a public elementary or secondary school facility or administration building, etc;”

WHEREAS, S.B. 234 would allow Florida to become an open-carry state; it would limit people from carrying concealed weapons in a police station, courthouse, or public elementary, middle and high schools, but it would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons on a university campus;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus condemns Senate Bill 234 by Senator Greg Evers, strongly encourages the Florida Senate to reject this bill as it stands, and should it pass, urges Governor Rick Scott to veto the bill for the safety of the Florida State University System.

Proviso: A copy of this resolution shall be sent to Senator Greg Evers, Senate President Mike Haridopolis, Senator Anitere Flores, State Representative Esteban Bovo, State Representative Mark Pafford, State Representative Trudi Williams, State Representative Juan C. Zapata and Governor Rick Scott’s Office to express this council’s disapproval of the proposed Senate Bill.


Submitted, placed on January 24, 2011 Agenda.

Final Vote

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ; 


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  1. glenn hamilton
    February 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    When I was their age I would have opposed open carry on Campus also. I as I got older and wiser I realized the world is a very dangerous place. After serving in Vietnam with the USMC and working in a law enforcement carreer for 30 years I have obtained a great amount of wisdom.
    If the average student was aware of what really went on in the US without being reported, as well as reading hundreds of pre-sentence reports on rapes, robbery and murders they would see that the victims were not able to defend themselves as the criminals were the only one with the weapons.
    I don’t care whether it is open carry or concealed carry, people should have the ability and right to defend themselves.If people are screened by law enforcement to weed out criminals and nuts I do not have a problem with the carrying of a weapon. The only thing I ask is that you practice,practice,practice!!!

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