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Lawsuit prompts gun policy change at Eastern Florida State College

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Updated: 2/04 11:06 am
PALM BAY, Fla. (WFTV) — Eastern Florida State College is changing its policy of no weapons on campus following a lawsuit filed by a gun rights group.

EFSC officials said that the school has had a ban on weapons on campuses, but now that policy is being revised to allow guns that are secured in a vehicle to be brought onto campuses.

According to school officials, the policy change follows a lawsuit filed by the Florida Carry, Inc. against the University of North Florida. Florida Carry representatives said they won that lawsuit in December.

On Monday the same group a lawsuit against the EFSC .

On their Facebook page, officials with Florida Carry said they were "seeking a permanent injunction to protect the rights of students, faculty, and the public from the college's illegal and unconstitutional regulations prohibiting firearms and weapons on all college property."

The issue of guns on the EFSC campuses came to light following a shooting on the school's Palm Bay campus last week.

A fight between three men resulted in one man being shot and hospitalized.

The three men involved in the incident are all claiming self-defense.
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nativejax - 2/4/2014 3:08 PM
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Its about time. I will not be a 'victim' on or off campus.
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