Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Take Action: Guns on Campus Tomorrow at 9am



House Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee

Representative Porter, Chair
Representative Raburn, Vice Chair

MEETING DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TIME: 9:00 -11:00 a.m.

PLACE: Reed Hall, 102 House Office Building

HB 4005 by Representative Steube - Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms is on the agenda of this meeting.

The bill specifically deletes current provision of law prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility. Current law does not prohibit the carry of a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile.

UFF opposes this legislation to allow carrying of concealed weapons on college and university campuses. UFF concurs with the vast majority of faculty, students and law enforcement that prohibiting firearms on college and university campuses, except by trained law enforcement and security officers, is an essential element of an overall campus safety plan.

The bill is also opposed by the Florida Board of Governors, the University Police Chiefs, the University Presidents, the League of Women Voters and many more organizations. At least 14 Florida newspapers have ran editorials opposing this bill!

What Can You Do:
Contact the committee members listed below and urge their NO VOTE for HB 4005!!

Chair:                                           District                                    Tallahassee
Porter, Elizabeth W. [R]               (386)719-4600                        (850)717-5010
Vice Chair:
Raburn, Jake [R]                          (813)653-7097                        (850)717-5057
Democratic Ranking Member:
Rehwinkel Vasilinda, Michelle [D]  (850) 717-5009                   (850) 717-5009

Cortes, Robert "Bob" [R]               (407)659-4818                        (850)717-5030
Edwards, Katie A. [D]                   (954)838-1371                        (850)717-5098
Gonzalez, Julio [R]                        (941)480-3560                        (850)717-5074
Hutson, Travis [R]                         (386)446-7644                        (850)717-5024
Jacobs, Kristin Diane [D]                (954)956-5600                     (850)717-5096
Kerner, Dave [D]                           (561)641-3406                        (850)717-5087
Nuñez, Jeanette M. [R]                  (305)227-5119                        (850)717-5119
Perry, W. Keith [R]                        (352)264-4040                        (850)717-5021
Plasencia, Rene "Coach P" [R]       (407)207-7283                      (850)717-5049
Rodrigues, Ray Wesley [R]             (239)433-6501                      (850)717-5076