Be sure to tune into “Walk the Talk with Michele Fiore”, Saturday from 9am to 10am on KDWN 720 AM. This week I am joined by guests Dr. John Lott, a renowned researcher and author, and Thom Collins, the father of rape survivor, Amanda Collins. We will be talking more about Thursday’s hearing on Assembly Bill 148, facts on guns and crime rates, Michael Bloomberg’s opposition to the bill and more.
The Assembly Judiciary Committee met Thursday to discuss Assembly Bill 148.
AB 148, a bill I am calling, “Amanda’s Law”, will change Nevada’s current law to allow permit holders to carry their concealed firearm in any public building that doesn’t have a metal detector. Amanda Collins, a concealed-carry permit holder, was a student at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007 when she was raped in a parking garage. Collins was deprived of the right to defend herself, and has joined the fight to ensure Nevadans can chose how they want to defend themselves.
Amanda was able to join the hearing and share her story via Skype. Her father, Thom Collins, was also present to share his testimony, and show his support for this bill. Thom is a proud, fourth generation, native Nevadan and has testified on versions of AB 148 four separate times.