NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT
Date: February 12, 2008
REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Possession and Use of Firearms 6C1-2.001
SUMMARY: The amendment provides that the University's armored car vendor is authorized
to possess firearms on campus.
AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003
COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED REGULATION SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE TO THE
CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW. The comments must identify the regulation
you are commenting on.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED REGULATION
IS: Rebecca J. Holt, Administrative Assistant, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, 352-392-1358 office, 352-392-4387 facsimile,
NAME OF PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED REGULATION: Ed Poppell,
Vice President for Business Affairs
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
6C1-2.001 Possession and Use of Firearms.
(1) The possession of firearms on the University campus or any land or property
occupied by the University of Florida is prohibited..
(a) The University "campus" is defined for purposes of this regulation to include those
lands located in the City of Gainesville, Florida, occupied by the University of Florida, and
bounded generally by 13th Street on the East, University Avenue on the North, 34th Street on the
West and Archer Road on the South, including premises occupied by fraternities and sororities
officially recognized by the University.
(b) The term "firearm" is defined for the purposes of this regulation to have the same
meaning set forth in Section 790.001(6), Florida Statutes, provided "firearm" shall also include
(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing, firearms are permitted under the following limited
(a) Campus residents are permitted to store firearms in an area designated by the
University Police at the University Police Station only. Firearms in transit to the Police Station
for storage shall enter the campus at the intersection of 13th Street and Museum Road and be
taken directly and immediately to the Police Station. Firearms in transit from the Police Station
shall be removed from the campus directly and immediately along the same route. Firearms
must be unloaded when on the University campus, whether in storage or in transit to or from
storage. Authorization must be acquired from the University Police for possession of the firearm
while traveling between the storage facility and the campus perimeter. Possession of a firearm
anywhere else on campus is prohibited.
(b) Those presently authorized to possess firearms on the campus are members of
governmental agencies authorized by law to possess firearms, the University Police, members of
University Rifle Teams, the University's armored car vendor, and the staff of the Florida State
Museum when the firearms are a part of the museum collection and are for the exhibit purposes
or used in specimen collection.
(c) ROTC cadets may drill with unloaded rifles which have the firing pin removed
when under the supervision of ROTC officers and cadre. Members of the Rifle Teams are
authorized to have possession of their firearms only when under the supervision of ROTC cadre
personnel on the firing range or in the ROTC Armory.
(d) The following persons are authorized to possess firearms at Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Research and Education Centers:
1. Deputized law enforcement officers living at a center who are issued a firearm as
part of their employment;
2. Employees engaged in properly permitted wildlife depredation activities carried out
to protect research projects being conducted at a center; and
3. Employees temporarily residing at a center, provided the firearm is kept unloaded,
equipped with a trigger lock, and locked in a secured location in the residence. In addition to
any specific requirements set forth above, firearms shall be handled, used and stored in a safe
and responsible manner and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. A
Center director shall be notified prior to any firearm being brought onto Center property and
shall have the right to prohibit or limit the use, handling or storage of firearms at the Center for
the safety of persons at the Center.
(e) Individuals participating in approved firearms education programs conducted on
properties designated for 4-H use may utilize firearms on the property, provided firearms shall
be handled, used and stored in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with all
applicable laws, rules and regulations. The program coordinator or property manager shall have
the right to prohibit or limit the use, handling or storage of firearms on properties designated for
4-H use for the safety of persons on the property.
(f) Should it be necessary or desirable for the use of firearms in any of the academic
programs of the University, then permission for such use must be applied for and granted by the
Provost or designee, Vice President for Business AffairsFinancc and Administration and the
Chief of Police of the University Police Department.
(5) Any student or employee, including faculty, administration, and staff members, shall
be immediately suspended for violation of this regulation. When required under applicable
university disciplinary regulations or provisions of the applicable collective bargaining
agreement, such a suspension shall be interim in nature until a proper hearing can be held by the
appropriate hearing body to determine the facts and circumstances of the violation.
Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.
History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-2.01, Amended 9-16-99, 3-31-06,