Guns On Campus? UNR Officials Say No Thanks

Monday, March 11, 2013

Nevada legislators will soon be considering a bill which would give school employees the right to carry guns on campus.

SB223, sponsored by Senator Joe Hardy, has just been introduced, but already the idea is getting a chilly reception from University of Nevada officials.

Nevada's not the only state wrestling with this issue. Earlier this week Amanda Collins, who was assaulted in a UNR parking garage in 2007, testified in before a Colorado State Senate Committee considering a bill banning concealed weapons on campus.

The man who attacked her, James Biela, was convicted of the rape and murder of 19 year old Brianna Dennison, near the UNR campus months later.

Collins told the Colorado lawmakers she might have been able to prevent the attack had she been armed.

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