A flawed, but detailed, article on new gun laws from the Nevada Independent. Leftist slant or not, we appreciate journalism where someone bothers to do more than cut-and-paste press releases. The need for preemption is glossed over saying local communities have a "need" to regulate firearms at their own level; like when North Las Vegas would detain and arrest black people for open carry.
According to information from the Eighth Judicial District Court, no Extreme Risk Protection Orders have been filed in Clark County to date. The Second Judicial District Court said no one has requested a protection order in Washoe County, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said they have not received nor served a protection order as of late January.
Connecticut was the first state to enact red flag laws in 1999 and research has shown that the law correlates with a reduction in firearm suicides, but not necessarily in other forms of suicide or firearm homicides...As part of the study, researchers also found that firearm suicides dropped by 1.6 percent in Connecticut immediately after the law passed and when enforcement of the law increased following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, reduction of firearm suicides rose to 13.7 percent.
Wait, wait...red flag laws are about suicides now? I thought they were about mass shootings and domestic violence. And the study showed in the two states in studied that people just found other ways to kill themselves?
Clayton E. Cramer
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