Nevada SB 261 - Firearm Accessories

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Nevada SB 261

Revises provisions relating to firearms

by Yvanna Cancela (D), Julia Ratti (D) with Chris Brooks (D), Jim Ohrenschall (D), David Parks (D), Pat Spearman (D), Joyce Woodhouse (D)

Last Action: Read first time. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. To printer.

LEAP Forward Position:  Support

LEAP Forward Position: Support


Existing law generally prohibits a person from manufacturing, importing, 1 selling, giving, lending, possessing or using a machine gun. (NRS 202.350) Section 2 1of this bill prohibits a person from importing, selling, manufacturing, transferring, 3 receiving or possessing: (1) any manual, power-driven or electronic device that is 4 designed such that when the device is attached to a semiautomatic firearm, the 5 device materially increases the rate of fire of the semiautomatic firearm or 6 approximates the action or rate of fire of a machine gun; (2) any device, part or 7 combination of parts that is designed and functions to materially increase the rate of 8 fire of a semiautomatic firearm by eliminating the need for the operator of the 9 semiautomatic firearm to make a separate movement for each individual function of 10 the trigger; or (3) any semiautomatic firearm that has been modified in any way that 11 materially increases the rate of fire of the semiautomatic firearm or approximates 12 the action or rate of fire of a machine gun. Section 2of this bill makes a 13 conforming change. 14 SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Chapter 202 of NRS is hereby amended by adding 1 thereto a new section to read as follows: 2 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a person 3 shall not import, sell, manufacture, transfer, receive or possess: 4 (a) Any manual, power-driven or electronic device that is 5 designed such that when the device is attached to a semiautomatic 6 firearm, the device: 7 (1) Materially increases the rate of fire of the 8 semiautomatic firearm; or 9 (2) Approximates the action or rate of fire of a machine 10 gun; 11 (b) Any device, part or combination of parts that is designed 12 and functions to materially increase the rate of fire of a 13 semiautomatic firearm by eliminating the need for the operator of 14 the semiautomatic firearm to make a separate movement for each 15 individual function of the trigger; or 16 (c) Any semiautomatic firearm that has been modified in any 17 way that: 18 (1) Materially increases the rate of fire of the 19 semiautomatic firearm; or 20 (2) Approximates the action or rate of fire of a machine 21 gun. 22 2. A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty 23 of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in 24 NRS 193.130. 25 3. This section does not apply to: 26 (a) Any employee of a federal, state or local law enforcement 27 agency carrying out official duties. 28 (b) Any member of the Armed Forces of the United States 29 carrying out official duties. 30 4. As used in this section: 31 (a) Machine gun has the meaning ascribed to it in 32 NRS 202.350. 33 (b) Semiautomatic firearm means any firearm that: 34 (1) Uses a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to 35 extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next shell or 36 round; 37 (2) Requires a separate function of the trigger to fire each 38 cartridge; and 39 (3) Is not a machine gun.