On February 14th, the Nevada state Assembly Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 143. SB 143 is expected to receive a floor vote in the full Assembly tomorrow, February 15th. Please contact your Assembly member and urge them to OPPOSE SB 143. Click the “Take Action” button to contact your Assembly member.
Senate Bill 143 is an attempt to “fix” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s background check initiative from the 2016 election. It would require anyone relinquishing possession of a firearm to visit a federally licensed dealer in order to process a Nevada state background check, with limited exceptions, or face criminal penalties. This gun control measure will criminalize private firearm transfers. It is riddled with problems that were repeatedly brought to light over the course of the hearing. The legislation lacks key definitions and workable provisions that could leave gun owners susceptible to criminal penalties. If passed, the law would go into effect January 2nd, 2020.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact your Assembly member and urge them to OPPOSE SB 143.