Posted August 8, 2017 9:15 am by Comments

By Erika Haas

A rape survivor is using her story to convince others that campus carry is a must on all college campuses.

Three years ago, Shayna Lopez-Rivas was sexually assaulted on Florida State University’s campus. Her college has a blue light system, and even allows students to carry pepper spray (which is still prohibited on many campuses), but it wasn’t enough for Lopez-Rivas to stop the nightmare from unfolding.

“He had a knife. I had pepper spray,” Lopez-Rivas recounted to News4Jax. “And even though I ran for blue lights that are scattered all around, [he was] faster, stronger, and I did not win.”

Lopez-Rivas believes if she had a gun on her, she would have had a better chance at fighting of her attacker.

“The way that I carry it now, I would have been able to prevent what happened to me, yeah,” Lopez-Rivas said.

Florida is one of 20 states that still has a blanket ban on concealed carry weapons on its college campuses – and not for lack of trying.

Over the past few years, legislators have introduced a number of bills to take universities off the gun-free zone list, but none have survived. Most recently, HB 6005, which died in the Criminal Justice …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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