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Nevada: Gun Bills Sent to the Governor and Campus Carry to the Senate

Friday, May 29, 2015

Nevada: Gun Bills Sent to the Governor and Campus Carry to the Senate

On Wednesday, Assembly Bill 136 was signed by Governor Sandoval.  Last week, Senate Bill 175 passed its final vote in the Nevada legislature and has been enrolled to be sent to the Governor.  Please contact Governor Sandoval today and politely urge him to sign Senate Bill 175 when it comes before him, and also please thank him for signing AB 136.

Governor Brian Sandoval:
(775) 684-5670
Email

As previously reported, Assembly Bill 136,introduced by Assemblyman John Ellison (R-33), recognizes the right of archery hunters to carry a firearm for personal protection.  While afield, hunters may face threats from large predators or violent crime, and the limitations of archery equipment can leave a hunter helpless.  There is simply no reason why a hunter using a bow and arrow should lose his or her ability, and therefore right, to personal protection.  AB 136 also allows for the adoption of reasonable accommodations for those hunters with certain disabilities.

SB 175 makes drastic improvements to Nevada’s gun laws.  This is done by improving Nevada’s preemption statutes, ensuring consistency in gun laws throughout the Silver State and most importantly, abolishing handgun registration in Clark County.  SB 175 also improves the self-defense statutes by extending the castle doctrine to include automobiles, protects from civil liability those who have used force justifiably, and creates a rebuttable presumption in state law for when a person is acting in self-defense.  Finally, SB 175 expands the list of out-of-state permits that will be recognized to carry concealed in Nevada. 

Today, Assembly Bill 487, the campus carry bill, passed the Assembly and will now head to the Senate for further consideration.  With the Nevada Legislature nearing its final days of session, a hearing for AB 487 could be scheduled for this weekend with little notice.  It is crucial that you contact your state Senator TODAY and politely urge him or her to SUPPORT Assembly Bill 487.  Click the button below to take action now!

As previously reported, AB 487 is an emergency measure which would expand areas where concealed carry permit holders can lawfully carry to university campuses and includes provisions to allow for a firearm to be stored in an occupied or locked motor vehicle on a school campus.   

 

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