Amanda Collins was walking to her car after finishing a class on the University of Nevada, Reno campus when an eight minute ordeal changed her life.
As she approached her car on the night of Oct. 22, 2007, James Biela lunged out from a hiding spot behind another vehicle and threw Collins to the ground before raping her at gunpoint.
Out of the corner of her eye, she could see the campus police cars. She was defenseless.
Five years after her attack, she is urging support for AB143, which would allow carry concealed weapons permit holders, like Collins was, to bring their firearms on Nevada's higher education campuses for personal protection.
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