SB 171 (BDR 15-649)
Revises provisions governing firearms.
Analysis: Adds those convicted of "hate crimes" (misdemeanors included) to Nevada's prohibited persons categories and bans all prohibited persons from purchasing firearms (kind of duplicative). Misdemeanors shouldn't result in the loss of civil rights and "hate crime" charges can be easily abused.
AB 117 (BDR 43-568)
Analysis: Makes various changes relating to domestic terrorism (could be applied to innocent open carry). Blog post
SB 367 (BDR 15-942)
Cannizzaro-D & others
Analysis: This is a sentencing enhancement bill that targets carrying firearms and other weapons when engaged in certain crimes and drug-related activities. Press release & Blog post
AB 354 (BDR 15-251)
Analysis: Bans firearms within 100 yards of an "election" site and changes the definition of frame or receiver.
AB 355 (BDR 15-937)
Analysis: Bans possession of semi-auto shotguns and rifles for those under 21. Earlier news story here. Similar laws in others states are facing legal challenges. Press release on AB 354 and AB 355
AB 81 (BDR 15-117) Gregory Hafen-R
School parking lot exception for CCW permitees.
Analysis: Good bill, the same proposal that has been made in past sessions to allow CCW (with a permit) in school parking lots. Not campus carry, but a pick-up/drop-off and parking exemption for parents/employees who might otherwise be disarmed going to/from the school.1
SB 188 (BDR 15-172)
Senator Hansen-R & others
Analysis: Campus carry. Allows concealed firearms to be carried on college/university campuses, by permittees, except at sporting events. Various minor changes to child care facilities and regulating what the Board of Regents can and can't do regarding gun rules.
AB 94 (BDR 18-62) Jill Dickman-R
Make Nevada a Second Amendment sanctuary state
Analysis: A fairly typical 2A sanctuary state to ban local law enforcement from enforcing federal law. Several states have adopted some thing like this. Not a total ban on cooperation, but better than nothing.
AB 181 (BDR 15-521)
Exempts peace officers from training class requirement for a concealed firearm permit.
Analysis: no objection. Stupid to send cops who have already gone through an academy and have regular firearm training through the CCW classes so they can get a permit. Cops get usually get permits for the Permanent Brady Chart background check exemption.
SB 294 (BDR 15-47)
Donate, Flores, Harris, Scheible (D)
Firearm safe storage
Analysis: An actually not retarded safe storage bill from Democrats. Nevada already has a safe storage law, but this law would make the requirements more specific. It includes exemptions for self-defense, on-body carry, and encourage safe storage education.
Senate Committee on Judiciary
Analysis: A better version of SB 367 with only applying sentencing enhancements to carrying a firearm while engaged in certain drug related activities. Various changes enabling stiffer penalties for crimes have been proposed as well.
Further Analysis and Commentary
2023 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE SESSION PREDICTIONS (01/03/2023 blog post)
2023 LEGISLATIVE SESSION BILL DRAFT REQUESTS (BDR) (1/24/2023 blog post)
The 2023 legislative session begins February 6, 2023. The Democrats hold a majority in both houses, which means they can probably pass whatever they want, but the governor (Lombardo) is a Republican. Even though Lombardo has made negative statements on guns in the past, his views have "evolved" and even RINO Brian Sandoval vetoed anti-gun bills in the past. However, the Republican sponsored bills that do good things will almost certainly never pass, let alone go to committee. Efforts should be focused on testifying on bills, getting moderate Democrat legislators to vote against bad bills, and encourage the governor to veto any anti-gun bills that do pass out of the Legislature and to his desk.