Interesting proposal from an anti-gun Democrat from the other day's article in The Nevada Independent:
Democratic Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro said she’s also submitted a bill draft request through the Senate Judiciary Committee that would allow law enforcement to waive charges against a person found to be carrying a concealed weapon without a permit if the person completes the required eight-hour training course and successfully applies for a legal permit.
This is not constitutional carry. This is just a Bill Draft Request (BDR) we don't have a copy of the proposed language, we don't know if it's an actual proposal or just an idea, and we don't know if it has a snowball's chance. It may never actually become a bill.
It's a good idea and a good first step to other things. Also, it's a great sign our Democrats aren't totally against us, yet.
The potential problems with this bill is that it seems it is discretionary to allow police to choose who they don't arrest or don't recommend charges for. We need the language to determine it. However, for those who have applied and successfully completed the training course, it is a good first step in allowing those who feel they are in danger protect themselves, if they don't feel comfortable openly carrying.
Many legislators (and members of the public) feel gun-shy about letting people carry without training. This only seems to apply to concealed carry and not open carry, perhaps because concealed carry is still regulated and permitted, so legislators incorrectly feel responsible for what "might" happen if they decriminalize concealed carry. We believe that anyone who can possess a firearm should be able to carry in whatever method they choose without prior government restraint.
Cannizzaro is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Follow this link to her webpage and email/contact info.