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November 1, 2014

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Opponents of campus carry bill say guns would make schools less safe

Backers of a bill to allow employees of school districts and Nevada's higher education system to carry guns on campus if they have a concealed weapon permit say the issue is about responding quickly to imminent threats.

But opponents counter having more guns would make campuses less safe. They add there are already procedures for employees with permits to ask permission of administrators to carry guns under special circumstances.

No action was taken Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB223, sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Hardy of Boulder City.

The committee also heard two others bills to change concealed weapon permits. SB226 would allow people with permits to have it listed on their driver's license.

SB137 would abolish permits, allowing any to carry a concealed firearm.

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  1. Chunky says:

    He thinks having to ask administrators for permission is idiotic and unconstitutional.

    Most CCW permit holders want anonymity while carrying and the last thing you want is an out of touch administrator administering our constitutional rights.

    Chunky would rather beg forgiveness after he was forced to use deadly force than ask permission from some academicaholic who could very well say "no, I don't grant you the right to carry a weapon for the purpose of defending yourself or the innocent lives of others".

    NO THANK YOU!

    That's what Chunky thinks!

  2. I wonder if "ChunkyFlyRight" could look up the stats on crime rates on campus versus off campus? All those guns in the surrounding communities just MUST mean there is less crime there than on those campuses. Right???

  3. Liability for any injuries, shock, etc. for accidental discharge, mistaken identity, bad or even good aim for that matter, would be with the School District, University or State.

    A person carrying a loaded gun for defense declares that they are competent to observe, judge and execute someone within a matter of seconds. In the event that their assessment fails - or is accurate, there will be a large financial liability that must be paid and it should not be the taxpayer.

    Therefore, this bill should also require the amateur shootist to carry at least $5 to $10 million in personal liability insurance while on Government property. If it does not, then the bill fails to protect the taxpayer from incompetence and should be dead on introduction.

    All concealed carry permits should require the holder to carry at least $2 million in liability and wrongful death insurance regardless of where they take their weapons.

  4. Sounds good SunJon, but you being able to post here should also require you to have at least $2 million of liability insurance to cover the potential that you could make a libelous statement. Sound fair?

  5. If a person is near you and is shooting at random people and you were cornered, would you prefer to have a gun or to not have a gun?