Beginning Jan. 2nd, private gun sales/transfers will be prohibited in Nevada except under very limited circumstances. All non-exempt sales will be required to be processed through a dealer who must call Carson City to conduct a background check. SB 143 was passed by rushing it through the Legislature controlled by Democrats.
Face-to-face gun sales that can't be tracked by a future tyrannical government scanning ATF form 4473 into a gun registry are history in Nevada. I predict that the only people charged with this (and punished) will be otherwise law-abiding gun owners. True criminals will likely have this charge dropped or effectively nullified in a plea bargain.
Gun owners have to worry about "red flag" gun confiscation orders. Close relatives or police will be able to apply for a court order to have one's firearms removed if they meet certain criteria that supposes they are potentially dangerous.
AB 291 was rushed through at the last minute with the Democrats hiding the language for as long as possible, but the worst provisions were removed or amended before it was passed. A lawsuit has been filed and a request for an injunction is currently pending.
Thanks to the tireless work of pro-gun activists, lobbyists, and Republicans in our Legislature, the really bad stuff was taken out. “Red flag” gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are terrible laws, poorly executed, and destined for abuse from a tyrannical government, but we could have had worse. Among some of the wins are (from the final text):
Already in effect is the ban on bump fire stocks and lowering the carrying while intoxicated threshold from .10 to .08 BAC (there was no evidence or reason to support this change).
In positive news, state preemption of firearm laws was kept because NSSF would pull SHOT Show from Las Vegas and the unions screamed loud and hard about the loss of money.
Buy ammo, magazines, 80% receivers, spare parts and stack them deep. 2020 and beyond will be a wild ride.
Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
The View From Out West