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Nevada: AB 291 Passes Committee With Firearm Seizure Amendment, On to Senate Floor

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nevada: AB 291 Passes Committee With Firearm Seizure Amendment, On to Senate Floor

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 291 with amendments.  As previously reported, a substantial amendment was anticipated to include "Red Flag" provisions, which did come to fruition; however, the language for the amendment was not made available until just minutes before the hearing.  AB 291 now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.  It is imperative that you contact your state Senator and Governor Sisolak (775) 684-5670 immediately to express your opposition to AB 291!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.

Assembly Bill 291, introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41), is omnibus anti-gun legislation that, as amended today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, will: 

  • Create Red Flag/Pre-Crime Protective Orders that allow for the removal of a person's constitutional rights not because a person has been convicted of a crime or adjudicated mentally ill, but instead on third party allegations.  This legislation lacks strong due process protections and contains low evidentiary standards that fall well below the norm for removing fundamental constitutional rights. 
  • Impose Mandatory Storage Requirements that would expand Nevada's current law regulating firearm storage by imposing a one-size-fits-all government standard that requires firearms to be made unavailable for self-defense.
  • Criminalize Certain Firearm Modifications: With the amendments, this legislation remains broader than existing federal regulations, and would criminalize certain modifications on semi-automatic firearms.  Violations of this section would result in felony penalties. 

Fortunately, the sections that would have repealed and modified Nevada's firearm preemption statute were removed from the bill in addition to language that would have the expanded so called “gun-free zones” in public buildings. 

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and call Governor Sisolak to urge them to OPPOSE AB 291.

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