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Update on Gun Bills in the Nevada Legislature

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Update on Gun Bills in the Nevada Legislature

Tuesday, April 25, was the chamber of origin deadline, which means bills had to pass out of their chamber of origin in order to continue through the legislative process.  Below is an update on the pro- and anti-gun bills that are still moving through the Nevada Legislature.

Assembly Bill 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly (D-31), would allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable discharge between 18 and 20 years of age to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.  Current law requires a person to be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for a concealed carry permit.  AB 118 passed the Assembly on April 17 and is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee for further consideration.

Senate Bill 115, sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), would expand the list of places firearms are prohibited from being carried and kept to include public library property.  In addition to banning firearms within the library, this prohibition would be extended to include the parking lot as well.  This would encompass the onsite “book drop” stations commonly used for returning library materials.  SB 115 passed the Senate on March 21 and is currently pending in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 387, sponsored by Senator Julia Ratti (D-13), would allow for ex parte orders to remove your Second Amendment rights - not because of a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on third party allegations.  This order lacks due process as firearms are required to be surrendered weeks before a hearing may take place.  Further, this bill, unlike the current "Legal 2000 process," would do nothing to address those in need of mental health treatment or evaluation.  On Tuesday, SB 387 passed the Senate with a party line vote of 12-9.  SB 387 has been assigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee where is it currently pending a hearing.

Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills. ​

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