Sabatini made the announcement on Facebook.
"Today I filed HB 6001, a Bill which eradicates the gun-free zones of college campuses in Florida by allowing concealed weapon permit holders to carry on campus. I filed this Bill last year and I will file it EVERY year I am a member of the Florida Legislature until it passes," Sabatini said in a post on Facebook. "
"How many mass shootings must we witness before we allow law-abiding citizens to defend themselves? Why do we strip Florida citizens of their rights without a shred of evidence that doing so makes us safer? The Second Amendment makes us safer—'gun control' and gun free zones are a dangerous sham based on a cheap emotional appeal."
If successful, his measure would remove a section of Florida’s concealed carry statute that says permit carriers cannot bring guns to college and university facilities. To date, the statue only allows registered students and faculty to carry non-lethal electrical guns.
Following two mass shootings this past weekend, the debate on gun control has been reignited, with both sides weighing in on how to prevent such tragedies from occurring. Democrats are proposing more restrictive gun laws, hoping that by curbing guns, they will be able to find a solution to mass shootings. Even Republicans, who typically hold fast on preventing the government from confiscating guns, are contemplating "red flag" laws.
Picking up momentum within the GOP, "red flag" laws would create a federal grant program to encourage states to take guns away from people believed to be dangers to themselves or others.
Many on the political Right, however, believe that, if not implemented correctly, that "red flag" laws could lead to a power grab by the government.
For the most part, expanding gun rights in the state remained on the back burner last legislative session. Other than expanding the controversial Guardian Program, allowing teachers and other school officials to carry guns, Republicans failed to pass any legislation expanding gun rights for citizens.