According to Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) at Florida State University, two students present at the shooting that occurred there could have stopped it, but were disarmed by current Florida law. One of the students — Nathank Scott, an SCC member – was wounded during the shooting. In spite of his wound, he was able to warn other students about the shooter. The other student was a U.S. infantry combat veteran who says he had a shot at the shooter . . .
From the Facebook page of SSC at FSU:
The events of the last week in Talahassee make plainly clear that it is unacceptable for responsible students who have gone to training, had extensive background checks, had their fingerprints taken, are of legal age, and are licensed by the state to be prevented from carrying their self-defense weapons on campus. We have seen the current “Gun-Free Zone” policies have done nothing to curb violence, both in our state and nationwide. As criminals don’t abide by these policies, they only serve to prevent victims from having the ability to defend themselves and their peers.
This is highlighted by two FSU students, one of whom was a US Army Infantry combat veteran and had a clear shot at the shooter, the other is gunshot victim Nathan Scott who is a member of Students for Concealed Carry at FSU who was able to go and warn other students about the shooter despite his injury. Both of these individuals, in spite of having the training and skills necessary to end the shooting, were powerless to prevent it due to Florida’s laws.
This helps explain why a poll taken after the shooting was so onesided. It was 15-1 in favor of more freedom on campus. Whether that carries any weight with the state legislature, we’ll have to see.
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