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Monday, April 22, 2024

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Open campus should allow gun carry

The right to carry arms generally should not be infringed, except in limited places deemed sensitive. Florida defines these “places of nuisance” as airport terminals, courthouses, prisons and some government buildings. These places inevitably are protected by metal detectors and security guards due to their sensitive nature. Under these circumstances, a common citizen could be expected to accept a temporary forfeit of his rights knowing that, in return, these sanctuaries provide reasonable measures against danger.


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Second Amendment needs another look

Contrasting the recent Alligator poll, which found that 69 percent of respondents were against state permission for guns on campus, there have been few letters attempting to discredit the gun control position while ridiculing the holders of that opinion.


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NEWS  |  CAMPUS

Education can clarify gun misconceptions

Nicole Iovine’s paranoid Jan. 26 raving (“Carrying Guns on Campus Unnecessary”) was not only short on specifics but also completely failed to comprehend why it is necessary to defend oneself. Nicole claimed there are 30,000 people killed each year by firearms; she  neglected to mention how many of those 30,000 are dangerous criminals who are killed in the act of committing a violent crime.


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NEWS  |  CAMPUS

Concealed weapon carry not a threat to campus security

To quote James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” On Tuesday, the Alligator published a letter regarding the Florida Senate bill that would legalize concealed carry on campus. Most of the arguments presented in this letter, and by gun control advocates nationwide, play upon common fears and misconceptions people hold about firearms and their place on college campuses.


NEWS  |  CAMPUS STUDENT LIFE

Student juggling group brings circus to campus

Ian Elsner puts safety first: No fire indoors, and new members are not allowed to play with knives. Elsner is the president of Objects in Motion, the official UF juggling club. The club will hold its first solo performance, “Objects in Motion Live! and in 3D” Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Objects in Motion has more than 50 active members, with an average of 30 participants at each activity, he said. Contact jugglers balance an acrylic ball on their bodies and allow it to roll across their arms, shoulders and hands.



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