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Concealed Carry Considered For College Campuses

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Assemblywoman is trying to make it legal for concealed carry permit holders to carry their firearms on the state’s college campuses.

Republican Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore introduced AB143 during floor session Monday. The bill is also sponsored by 16 Assembly members and six senators.

The bill allows concealed permit holders to carry on Nevada higher education campuses, except for at campus sporting events with a seating capacity of 1,000 or more. It also authorizes campus police to inform permit holders of firearm educational opportunities.

Fiore says students should be able to protect themselves and keep their Second Amendment rights regardless of where they are.

She adds that students taking night classes can be at risk because of an inadequate number of security guards.

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