Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would make it easier to carry a concealed firearm in a public building.
Republican Assemblyman John Ellison presented AB352 to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. The measure already passed the Assembly on a 26-14 vote.
The bill would allow concealed weapon permit holders to bring a concealed firearm into most any public building, like a police station. Buildings that don’t allow guns would need to have a metal detector and a sign outside indicating that policy.
Ellison and firearm advocates said that openly carrying a firearm is already allowed in public buildings and that the bill would treat concealed weapons the same.
Las Vegas police lobbyist Chuck Callaway said that requiring metal detectors at buildings could come at a potentially huge cost.
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