A bill to allow “Red Flag” laws — which allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily seize firearms from a potentially dangerous person — will again fail to become law in Nevada after dying on Friday’s deadline day.
A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive.
The bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui also aims to allow counties to pass stricter firearm laws than those imposed by the state. The Democratic lawmaker escaped the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in which a gunman used bump stocks to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
On Monday of this week, a joint meeting of Nevada's Assembly and Senate Judiciary committees heard AB291, a measure that would formally ban gun modifications that would convert a semi-automatic firearm into a fully automatic model, in particular the bill bans the device known as a bump stock.
AB291 is being called the "1 October Bill." Most of the attention has gone to the proposed ban on devices like bump stocks. But it also calls for other changes to alcohol consumption while carrying a weapon and giving discretion to local governments on gun regulations.
Revises provisions relating to public safety.
AN ACT relating to concealed firearms; requiring a course in firearm safety to include training in suicide awareness and prevention; authorizing persons who possess permits to carry concealed firearms that were issued by certain other states to continue to carry concealed firearms in this State pursuant to those permits after becoming residents of this State; and providing other matters properly relating thereto
AN ACT relating to
public safety; prohibiting certain acts relating to
the modification of a semiautomatic firearm; providing a
and providing other matters properly relating
Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms