AB 153 (Joint) BDR 15-119
Firearm safe storage
This bill amends Nevada's current firearm storage law to add language that prohibits "negligent storage" when the person knows that there is a substantial risk a child could access the firearm in violation of the statute. Presumably, this is intended to address the increase of guns bring brought to Clark County schools.
"Negligence" is undefined, but the bill does not impose additional, unreasonable obligations on Nevadan gun owners and leaves the determination to the jury (or judge). It adds essentially a duty to reasonably ensure firearms are not accessible to children. This kind of law is much preferable to California's law which runs afoul of Heller and requires guns be stored essentially useless.
We would like to see actual firearm safety training in schools (stop, don't touch), because poor parents who allow their kids to bring guns to school won't follow the law or teach their children. Clark County schools have a parenting problem, not a gun problem. Education can help stop that problem and also educate kids about real gun safety and perhaps save lives in the process.
AB 167 (Joint) BDR 15-97
School parking lot exemption
This bill would allow firearms in parking lots of schools, colleges, and universities in vehicles operated by concealed firearm permittees. This is essentially the same bill we've seen in past sessions to decriminalize guns in school parking lots.
No one deserves to become a criminal because they drop their kids off at school with a gun in their car. Also, parents shouldn't be forced to disarm on their journey simply because one stop includes a school. This is a good bill and is certainly not a campus carry bill.
Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
The View From Out West