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Lawmakers Reviewing Bill To Allow Concealed Guns At Colleges

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans are revisiting legislation that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to review AB 148 on Thursday. It would allow permit holders to bring concealed firearms on to college campuses, K-12 schools, daycare centers and non-secure parts of airports.

Bill sponsor Assemblywoman Michele Fiore introduced similar legislation last session that was defeated in a Democrat-controlled committee. The Las Vegas Republican said the bill would expand 2nd Amendment rights and help prevent sexual assaults.

Nevada colleges strongly oppose the measure, and former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is expected to testify against the bill on behalf of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

The Clark County School District and several faculty groups also oppose the bill.

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