Sen. Greg Evers, who sponsored S.B. 234, which allows concealed weapons permit holders to openly carry their firearms into grade schools and universities, agreed to amend the bill on Wednesday to drop schools from the bill. The amendment was sponsored by Sen. Paula Dockery in the Criminal Justice Committee. The concession by Sen. Evers comes after committee testimony in late February from Robert Cowie, whose daughter, Amy, was accidentally shot to death in January at a Florida State University fraternity. Mr. Cowie is a personal friend of Sen. John Thrasher, the chair of the Rules Committee, who opposes allowing firearms on campus. The bill is scheduled to be heard again in the Criminal Justice Committee on Monday afternoon for a final vote.