An “assault weapons” ban has been introduced in Nevada by the loathsome Sen. “Tick” Segerblom in the form of SB396. It would:
- Prohibit the purchase, sale or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms under the political misnomer “assault weapons,” and makes a violation of any of these provisions a felony.
- Prohibit the purchase, possession, sale or transfer of “large capacity magazines” – meaning standard capacity magazines capable of holding ten or more rounds.
- Prohibit the purchase or possession of “metal piercing bullets” which is a clear attack on all ammunition.
- Criminalize private transfers of firearms by requiring background checks on firearms transfers unless the person receiving the firearm has a Concealed Carry permit.
A companion bill, AB234, by Assemblyman Horne would impost an excise tax on guns *and* bullets!
It is bills, and legislators, like that that provide all the justification necessary for limiting the legislature to meeting only 120 days ever two years.
On the flip side there are some very good bills to support:
- SB226 would eliminate local restrictions on gun owners, including gun registration schemes.
- SB137 would make Nevada a “Constitutional Carry” state.
- SB223 would allow employees at public colleges and K-12 schools who hold a valid CCW to carry on campus to protect their students.
- AB340 would also require uniform application of gun laws by eliminated local restrictions.