In 2016, 22,938 people killed themselves with a firearm. Suicides are by far the largest number of gun deaths in the United States. AB 255 would require suicide prevention to be added to the concealed firearm permit training class curriculum. The Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association dictates the specifics of the class requirements. AB 255 is a joint Republican bill intended to save lives.
This would present and excellent opportunity to provide resources for those that might be unaware they exist. Not necessarily for themselves, but for others in their lives or one day in a dark future they can't see coming. We plan for the worst when carrying concealed, but do we ever plan ahead for our own mental health emergencies? You never know when information learned in the past might come to mind and save someone's life.
Another problem this bill addresses is that in Nevada's two most populous counties, it is impossible to get a permit issued in 60 days. New residents in Nevada can carry on their former state's permit for only 60 days after they become a Nevada resident. This bill would remove that 60 day period. A lot can happen between then and the 120 day deadline; those that can't/won't open carry deserve protection too when they move here.
Contact your Assembly representative today and the Judiciary Committee and ask them to support this bill! Don't forget to voice your opinion in favor.
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