Las Vegas Review Journal
link provided by George Jefferson with the following remark:
"Nevada Gun law Changing for the better"
The Assembly on Friday passed a gun bill that would expand and clarify Nevada’s justifiable homicide law and prevent people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing firearms.
The Assembly voted on party lines 25-17 on Senate Bill 175.
bill, which has already passed the Senate, goes to Gov. Brian
Sandoval’s desk. The governor’s office didn’t indicate if he will sign
SB175 would expand the definition of justifiable
homicide to include killing someone in defense of an occupied motor
vehicle or someone who intends to enter a vehicle to assault a person
inside. The bill also would grant civil liability protection to those
who use justifiable force.
It would end a handgun registration
requirement in Clark County and establish “state control over the
regulation of policies concerning firearms.”
Under the bill,
anyone convicted of domestic violence, including a misdemeanor offense,
could not own a firearm. Doing so would be a felony.
also expand the current law recognizing other states that offer
concealed carry permits and allowing residents of those states to carry
weapons in Nevada. States that require a class, program or training to
obtain a permit would be granted reciprocity, expanding the number of
such states by about 10.
Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las
Vegas, opposed the measure, saying it’s too subjective and tips the
scales in favor of shooters who claim they were afraid.
“How do you determine fear?” Neal said.
another development, the Assembly introduced a new “campus carry” bill
on Friday that would allow permit-holders to carry a concealed weapon on
college campuses. Assembly Bill 487 was referred to the Assembly
Just a day earlier, legislators in the
Assembly rejected an amendment to SB175 that would have allowed campus
carry. The Assembly voted 24-18 Thursday to kill the controversial
proposal, with eight Republicans helping defeat it.
Most of the eight Republicans who voted against campus carry Thursday had a change of heart Friday.