Good luck with Jose Elique. He is NOT on our side, by any stretch of the imagination.
My notes while attending the March 18, 2011 SB-231 (Campus Carry bill), hearing:
UNLV Cop Jose Elique testified in opposition. Said this bill will result in more threats to the campus community and to the weapons carrier – special places require different type of policing. He said he will respond tactically to all people with a gun – will “aggressively take themdown.” He said, “…officers always lookfor anyone with a firearm in their hands or on their person. During these scenarios anyone with a weapon could very likely be shot.” [Bold/underline is his original emphasis.]
Apparently, Elique is not award of the 2ndnor 4th Amendments; apparently, he will take you down even ifprobable cause or reasonable suspicion does not exist; apparently Elique does not understand the legal premise that the mere possession of a firearm is NOT probable cause nor reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, or is about tobe, committed.
He said the eight-hour CCW training does not prepare citizens. Funny he isn’t aware of the vast numbers of law-abiding citizens (both with AND without permits) using firearms to thwart crime.
He said CCW on campus would serve no usefulpurpose. He testified the UNLV president has issued ZERO permits. Also of note, Elique testified that CCW training does not train CCW permittees how to neutralize an active shooter. This inspite of NSCA Exec Dir Frank Adams’ testimony that the primary purpose of a CCWpermit is to allow one to defend himself/herself only – NOT to “save the day” (his words, meaning not to act as law enforcement.)
Elique went on to say “…the premise that an elementary trained individual could successfully thwart an attack by an armed assailant is flawed.” Apparently, Elique is not aware of the annual tens of thousands of incidents of law-abiding citizens’ use of firearms to thwart attacks.
Elique appeared to be anti-CCW altogether.