Florida State University Grad Student leading the fight for campus concealed carry

Lee Williams, reporter for The Gun Writer, in his column: Colleges students who support campus carry want their voices heard reported:

During most discussions about concealed carry on colleges campuses, the voices of students who support gun rights and want a means to defend themselves are usually missing, according to Rebekah Hargrove a graduate student at Florida State University.

Hargrove is president of the Students For Concealed Carry at Florida State University.

Once she earns her Master’s degree, she plans to continue at FSU toward a PhD in a public health-related field, such as bio-terrorism, and then go to work for the Centers for Disease Control.

Yep, she’s sharp as a tack.

Born in Connecticut but raised in Sarasota, the 22-year-old grew up with guns, shooting with her family.

Hargrove and her friends who support the Second Amendment, “Just want to be treated like everyone else around town,” she said.

“We want the right to defend ourselves,” she said. “The instant we decided to go and get an education, we lost that right.”

Her Students for Concealed Carry at FSU has around 100 members, including some who are under 21 and not yet old enough for a Florida Concealed Carry License.

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An article was published on October 11th, 2015 in the Tallahassee Democrat by James Call titled Rebekah Hargrove, an unexpected gun advocate about this incredibly savvy young woman who is leading the fight among college students in Florida to restore the constitutional right to keep and bear arms and the right of self-defense.  Her dedication and help on this issue is enormously valuable to us all.

We have written that guns have gone mainstream because women are buying them for self-defense. This trend is continuing with women on Florida’s campuses who are concerned about their safety.

As the saying goes, better to have a gun and not need it than not have a gun and need it.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Rebekah Hargrove who is the president of Students for Concealed Carry at Florida State University. Facebook photo.

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