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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boyd Student Elliot Anderson Quoted by Reno News & Review

Nevada Assemblyman and Boyd student Elliot Anderson was quoted in an April 2 Reno News & Review article titled, "Campus targeted: Multiple bills emerge as the Nevada Legislature considers allowing guns on campus."

The article focuses on the controversial Assembly Bill 148, which would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms to Nevada campuses.

The article reads, "... the biggest difference between the old campus-carry measures and A.B. 148 is a provision that permits concealed carry in public parts of Nevada’s airports. And it’s this part of the bill that’s particularly worrisome to Assemblymember Elliot Anderson (D-Las Vegas), who is concerned that concealed carry in Nevada’s airports might have a detrimental effect on the state’s tourism economy. Culturally diverse international visitors, Anderson says, often don’t like the U.S. gun culture. Anderson ... adds that the same concern for people’s comfort level with firearms should be taken into account when considering concealed carry on campuses as well. 'In a nutshell, it’s about recognizing that we’re in a community, and when it comes to education and when it comes to areas where we’re trying to have an inclusive environment and accept different viewpoints, we have to be careful,' Anderson says."