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NV Lawmakers Review Bill Allowing Guns At Schools

Nevada lawmakers heard hours of testimony on a deeply divisive bill that would allow concealed weapons at college campuses, K-12 schools, daycare centers and airports.

The Assembly Committee on Judiciary heard testimony Thursday morning on AB 148, which has captured the attention of numerous advocacy groups and education officials concerned about the proposal's impact. Supporters of the bill said the measure would expand 2nd Amendment rights to law-abiding concealed weapon holders and prevent sexual assault.

Despite staunch opposition from student groups and education officials, bill sponsor Michele Fiore all but guarantees the measure's passage due to widespread Republican support in the Legislature.

Former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto testified against the bill and said it distorted important problems about sexual violence and that Nevada colleges strongly oppose the bill.

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