Gun rights group sues Eastern Florida State College days after shooting

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

A gun-rights group filed a lawsuit against Eastern Florida State College on Monday, claiming that its policies about possessing a gun on campus violates state law.

Members of Florida Carry Inc., formed in 2010 to fight gun-control laws and regulations, include students and employees at the college. The lawsuit was filed on their behalf, although individuals were not named for fear of retaliation, according to court documents.

The lawsuit, filed in Brevard County Circuit Court, comes after the college’s gun policy was spotlighted following a shooting at the school Thursday. College leaders have said they are in the midst of revising the policy, which prohibits students from possessing guns or other weapons on campus. They say the policy could be updated as early as this week.

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