Assembly Tackles Campus Carry Bill


Recent massacres across the country involving guns have brought much attention to gun laws. That attention didn’t fall short today. The Assembly Committee on Judiciary heard a bill that would make Concealed Carry permit holders able to carry their weapon on Nevada college campuses. An overflow room was needed as citizens made testimonies both for and against the bill.

One of the testimonies for the bill was given by Amanda Collins. Collins was raped on the UNR campus by James Biela, the man who was later convicted of murdering Brianna Dennison. She recounted that night in a tearful testimony, begging members to vote in favor of the bill.

Collins, however, was met by much opposition. Caden Fabbi, an elected senator for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, was there to represent his views, as well as those of the ASUN. Fabbi thinks that this is not the type of route to go with gun legislation.

A similar bill was passed last session by the Nevada Senate, but never made it to the Assembly.

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