- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada college students are rallying against a proposal that would allow concealed guns on university campuses.

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas gathered on campus Wednesday to voice their opposition to AB 148.

Students and professors detailed their opposition to the measure on Twitter and said the bill would decrease student safety. Democratic Sen. Ruben Kihuen appeared at the rally in Reno to voice his displeasure with the bill.

The bill is sponsored by Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and would allow concealed weapon permit holders to bring firearms on to college campuses. The proposal passed a committee vote last Wednesday.

More than 20 Republican lawmakers have signed on to support the measure.


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