Florida Rape Survivor Champions Campus Carry

Florida Rape Survivor Champions Campus Carry

Florida Rape Survivor Champions Campus Carry

On November 13, 2014, when Florida State University student Shayna Lopez-Rivas was raped at knifepoint, she didn’t have her concealed carry handgun. Today, she’s working to reverse unconstitutional regulations to make sure others have every opportunity to stop an attack before it starts.

The 2nd Amendment advocate wrote in a recent letter to Florida lawmakers: “Currently under Florida law, I am not allowed to carry on my campus, Florida State University. On my campus that reported 17 sexual assaults in 2014; on my campus that uses maybe 10 uniformed officers at any given point in time to protect the whole campus; on my campus that refuses to back campus carry as a way for women to legitimately protect themselves from assault; and on my campus which claims sovereign immunity when they are unable to protect these women: I am told I am safe and I do not need a gun.”

For Lopez-Rivas it is personal—and the student takes special exception to the claim that campuses are safer without concealed carry.

“I already used pepper spray once; do you want to know how that ended for me? I was left shaking and crying, half naked on campus grounds, with cut marks all over my body. That’s what pepper spray did for me,” she said.

 

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