Several pro-gun bills are on the move in
Senate Bill 231, the Nevada Campus Protection Act, has been referred to the Committee on Finance. Introduced by state Senator John Lee (D-1), SB 231 would allow individuals who hold a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit to carry their firearm on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education without first gaining permission from the university president, which is currently mandated by statute. It has been a long-held policy within the campus administration to not allow permit holders to carry, which has created an environment where students, faculty and staff are left defenseless in gun-free zones.
On April 18, Assembly Bill 217, passed in the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee by a unanimous vote and has now been placed on the General File for a vote in the state Senate. Introduced by Assemblyman John Ellison (R-33), AB 217 would allow residents of non-contiguous states to purchase long guns in
Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to support SB 231 and AB 217. For contact information or help identifying your state Senator click here.
Assembly Bill 321 passed in the Assembly on April 26 and now moves to the Senate. AB 321, sponsored by Assembly Speaker Oceguera (D-16), provides that under the defense of justifiable homicide there is no duty to retreat if the person using deadly force: 1) is not the original aggressor; 2) has a right to be present at the location where deadly force is used; and 3) is not actively engaged in criminal activity at the time deadly force is used. Your NRA will provide you with more information once this bill is assigned to a committee.
Two measures introduced by Senator Don Gustavson (
Assembly Judiciary Committee:
Assemblyman William Horne (D-34), Chairman
Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D-12), Vice Chairman
Assemblyman Steven Brooks (D-19)
Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D-18)
Assemblyman Skip Daly (D-31)
Assemblyman Olivia Diaz (D-11)
Assemblyman Marilyn Dondero Loop (D-5)
Assemblyman Jason Frierson (D-8)
Assemblyman Tick Segerblom (D-9)
Assemblyman Scott Hammond (R-13)
Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R-32)
Assemblyman Kelly Kite (R-39)
Assemblyman Richard McArthur (R-4)
Assemblyman Mark Sherwood (R-21)