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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Boyd Alumnus Derek Armstrong Speaks to The Rebel Yell About Campus Conceal and Carry

Boyd alumnus Derek Armstrong ’10 was recently interviewed by The Rebel Yell, UNLV’s newspaper, about two legislative proposals addressing guns on Nevada System of Higher Education campuses. The article, titled “Campus conceal and carry: Self-defense is a right,” ran on the newspaper’s website March 1.

Armstrong, a freshman Republican Assemblyman, said “I think the belief that absolutely no one ever brings a weapon onto campus under the current restrictions is naïve.” According to the article, he also points out “CCW permit holders visiting UNLV, students or otherwise, are forced to leave their weapons in vehicles parked off-campus where they are more likely to be broken into.”

Hearings for both bills – Speaker John Hambrick’s AB2 (allows guns to be locked in vehicles) and Michele Fiore’s AB 148 (allows CCW permit holders to carry their firearms) – are set to take place March 5.