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Concealed Handguns Mainly Miss the Mark as an Answer to Campus Rape

By Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Amanda Collins blames a state ban on concealed handguns on public-college campuses for leaving her vulnerable to the stranger who raped her in a parking garage eight years ago at the University of Nevada at Reno.

In recounting the incident in testimony before state legislatures there and elsewhere, Ms. Collins has argued that she would have been much better equipped to fend off the man who jumped her had state law not required her to leave at home a pistol for which she had a concealed-weapons permit.

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