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Nevada: Firearm Modification Ban & Local Infringement Bill Scheduled For a Committee Vote Tomorrow

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Nevada: Firearm Modification Ban & Local Infringement Bill Scheduled For a Committee Vote Tomorrow

On April 12th, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary will hold a work session where they will vote on Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153.  Despite rumors of possible amendments, none have been posted at the time of this alert.  Please contact members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and urge them to OPPOSE AB 291 and AB 153.  Click the “Take Action” button or call the numbers below to contact members of the committee.

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Chair: Steve Yeager (D-9), (775) 684-8549 
Vice Chair: Lesley Cohen (D-29), (775) 684-8855
Shea Backus (D-37), (775) 684-8505 
Skip Daly (D-31), (775) 684-8563
Ozzie Fumo (D-21), (775) 684-8839
Brittney Miller (D-5), (775) 684-8833
Rochelle Nguyen (D-10), (775) 684-8541
Sarah Peters (D-24), (775) 684-8559
Selena Torres (D-3), (775) 684-8599
Howard Watts (D-15), (775) 684-8835
Chris Edwards (R-19), (775) 684-8857 
Alexis Hansen (R-32), (775) 684-8851 
Lisa Krasner (R-26),  (775) 684-8848 
Tom Roberts (R-13), (775) 684-8853 
Jill Tolles (R-25), (775) 684-8837

Assembly Bill 291, introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41), is omnibus anti-gun legislation that is a threat to both law-abiding gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting.  Most notably, AB 291:

  • Repeals Firearms Preemption Laws: State preemption prevents local governments from enacting their own gun control ordinances and creating a confusing patchwork of laws.  Without preemption, a person could face various laws and regulations when traveling throughout the State. 
  • Criminalizes Firearm Modifications: This legislation has language even more broad and overreaching than existing federal regulations and could potentially criminalize firearm modifications such as competition triggers or ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.  Any violation would be punishable as a category D felony.
  • Expands the ability for localities to create “gun-free zones:” These arbitrary boundaries only disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such restrictions.

Assembly Bill 153, introduced by Assembly Member Ozzie Fumo (D-21), would expand Nevada's current law regulating firearm storage by imposing a one-size-fits-all government standard that could make firearms unavailable for self-defense.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button and call the numbers above to urge the Assembly Committee on Judiciary to OPPOSE AB 291 and AB 153.

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