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December 1, 2021

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Committee passes bill allowing guns on college campuses

CARSON CITY — Despite opposition from Democrats, the Assembly Judiciary Committee today passed three gun bills, including one allowing people with a concealed-weapons permits to carry guns on college campuses.

Assemblyman Nelson Araujo, D-Las Vegas, voted against AB 148, saying there was strong opposition to the bill from university students.

The bill was amended to eliminate provisions allowing concealed firearms at K-12 schools and child care facilities.

The committee also approved AB 139, which would permit a person with a concealed-weapon permit from another state to carry their gun in Nevada.

Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, D-Las Vegas, said she was against the bill because requirements are different in other states.

The committee also approved AB 167, which would allow weapons to be stored in locked boxes at foster homes.

The bills now move toward a vote of the full Assembly.

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