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  • "Respectfully, senator, you weren't there," Ms. Collins replied. "Had I been carrying concealed, he wouldn't have known I had my weapon; and I was there. I know without a doubt in my mind at some point I would've been able to stop my attack by using my firearm."

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  • During a hearing Monday for a proposed statewide ban on carrying concealed firearms on college campuses, Amanda Collins, who was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in October 2007 on the campus of the University of Nevada at Reno while walking to her car after a night class, argued her attack may have been avoided if she had a gun.

    Dem to rape victim: A gun likely wouldn't have helped you →

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