Nevada Bill Would Allow Concealed Carry on Campuses
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 AB 143 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.
Meanwhile, Colorado House Democrats passed new ammunition limits and expanded background checks as part of a package of bills responding to recent mass shootings.
The debate on the measures has attracted attention from the White House.
The Democratic-led House voted Monday to ban large-capacity magazines, placing a limit of 15 rounds for firearms, and eight for shotguns. Lawmakers also passed a requirement for background checks on firearm sales between private parties.
Republicans oppose the measures, saying they restrict Second Amendment rights and won't prevent mass shootings.
Vice President Joe Biden called four Democrats Friday during a daylong debate on the measures, including two in moderate districts.
Lawmakers also passed bills to ban concealed firearms on colleges, and require gun purchasers to pay for their own background checks.
The Senate still needs to consider the proposals. (AP)
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:40 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:40:59 GMT
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