AB 291 has been exempted from the deadline to pass out of committee. It should have died in committee today. As they have done this entire year, the Democrat-led legislators have changed the rules to do what they want. Unable to win honestly, the hoplopaths in Carson City have to cheat. See this news article from the Nevada Independent.
The good news is that the proposed changes to remove state firearm regulation preemption at the county level is supposedly being rescinded. We expect SB 120’s “red flag” gun confiscation language to be added in along with the vague gun storage requirements from AB 153.
Sandra Jauregui, sponsor of the awful bill, credited Everytown with telling her to let the preemption part go…because it is more important to drop the limit to carry while drinking by .02 BAC and to ban bump fire stocks that President Trump already banned. Jauregui has no decency waving the bloody shirt of the October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre to enact gun control which has little to do with the tragedy and would have done nothing to stop it. If you’re looking for a scumbag politician, it’s her.
It appears that the NSSF may have had something to do with threatening to pull SHOT Show out of Las Vegas. If so, thank you, NSSF! What's more, the casino worker unions opposed the bill due to the threat to the convention traffic that SHOT brings. Imagine that; the unions who keep the Dems in power opposing gun control! In Nevada, money talks.
The comments in the above article tell us that clearly, Everytown lobbyists have bought and paid for the Democrat votes and are pulling the strings on gun control. Even Metro’s lobbyist is leery about giving the county commission power to enact whatever gun laws they see fit.
However, the final shape of the bill remains to be seen. “Red flag” confiscation orders are ripe for abuse and throw due process out the window. The vague storage language is just that; too vague and likely unconstitutionally so.
Every advancement of this bill has been an affront to the legislative process. We must continue to fight AB 291. The fight is not up until it is signed by the governor or it dies in the senate on June 3.
James.Ohrenschall@sen.state.nv.us 775-684-6503 / 702-432-6999
Dallas.Harris@sen.state.nv.us 702-748-8458 / 775-684-6502
Marilyn.DonderoLoop@sen.state.nv.us 775-684-1445 / 702-243-5667
-Author of the "Red Flag" bill-