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Nevada campus carry proposal brought back to life

CARSON CITY — A “campus carry” bill believed to be dead in the Senate will be amended into another Second Amendment measure on Friday, Assembly Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen said Wednesday.

Hansen said that because the Senate Judiciary Committee won’t hear Assembly Bill 148 that would allow those with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons on college campuses, it will be amended into a Senate bill on the deadline day for committee action on most bills.

Hansen said the campus carry language will be amended into Senate Bill 175, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, and co-sponsored by all 10 other GOP senators.

Roberson’s bill would expand and clarify Nevada’s justifiable homicide law and prevent people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing firearms.

It further would prohibit anyone under an extended protection order from acquiring weapons during the time the order is in effect and abolish Clark County’s “blue card” ordinance requiring registration of firearms, a local law that has been on the books for more than six decades.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Brower, R-Reno, said recently that AB148 would not be heard because it does not have enough votes in the Senate to pass.

If amended into Roberson’s bill, the Senate would have to either concur or reject the amended version of the bill. Differences between the two versions of the bill would then likely be worked out in conference committee.

Contact Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3900. Find him on Twitter: @seanw801.

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