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USF bows to court ruling, lifts ban on guns in cars

USF bows to court ruling, lifts ban on guns in cars

TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com) — The University of South Florida has lifted a ban on the storage of firearms in vehicles, falling in line with a court ruling that universities do not have the authority to regulate guns on campus.

The decision appeased gun rights activists who threatened to sue USF. Still, they say the university continued to overstep its bounds with some of the language in the new policy.

USF’s original policy prohibited weapons “located anywhere on a USF System campus or facility or at a USF System event, including on one’s person, in a motor vehicle, in an office, in a University residence hall, or other on-campus residence.”

The updated version of Policy 6-009, Weapons on USF System Property, removes the specifics and refers to state law regulating possession of weapons on university campuses.

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