Senator Audrey Gibson voted “no” as well. Gibson believes that the final vote should be in the universities’ hands.
“I don’t think we need mini-militias on our university campuses,” she stated.
Voting for the bill to pass, Criminal Justice Chairman Greg Evers says that “If you have one victim, that’s one too many.” He goes on to say that he feels “we must allow people the opportunity to protect themselves.”
More information about SB 176 - including official bill text, analyses, and vote history - can be found on The Florida Senate’s website.