COMMENTARY: Responsible gun owners support gun safety

COMMENTARY: Responsible gun owners support gun safety

FILE – This Nov. 27, 2019, file photo shows "ghost guns" on display at the headquarters of the San Francisco Police Department in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File) As a kid growing up with guns in the house, I knew some very specific rules: The gun is always considered loaded, you never point the gun at something you weren’t ready to destroy, finger off the trigger until your eyes were on target and you were ready to fire and so on. Somehow along the way, some gun owners have become lost. Responsible gun ownership meant education and safety rules were paramount. But now, these same gun owners are proving that responsibility is too much for them. As an example, the Nevada Assembly is discussing Assembly Bill 286, which would close two significant gaps in state law that leave Nevadans vulnerable to gun violence. First, the bill will outlaw ghost guns — guns sold as incomplete component parts, missing serial numbers and, most importantly, that aren’t required to meet safety measures like complete guns. Second, AB286 allows Nevada businesses to opt-in to prohibitions on carrying firearms on to their property. If passed, AB286 will build on the past five years of progress made by Nevada voters and the Legislature. The detractors of AB286 say they are afraid to patronize a business that has opted to prohibit firearms on their property, and those businesses will find themselves in legal trouble. Interestingly, gun owners using this defense know every minute aspect […]

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