January 29, 2015
Nevada university regents have rejected a proposal to pay for training faculty and staff members to carry guns on campus.
The vote was 8-5 -- after University Chancellor Jim Rogers and the presidents of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College opposed the idea.
Supporters said arming faculty and campus employees could prevent deadly school shootings.
They were backed by police chiefs on three campuses -- including
UNLV and the College of Southern Nevada.
Opponents argued the idea was too extreme, could cause more violence and would project the wrong national image.