Douglas County supports anti-gun check resolution

Douglas County supports anti-gun check resolution

Gun Rights

MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO)– Douglas County Commissioners Thursday voted unanimously to oppose restrictions on gun sales it says exceed federal gun laws. The vote matches actions by rural Nevada sheriffs following the Nevada Legislature’s actions this year to make background gun checks effective beginning in 2020. Nevada voters approved the background gun checks measure in 2016, but Attorney General Adam Laxalt said it was not enforceable because it required the FBI to do background checks. Following the shootings at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock, many Nevada politicians promised to press forward with gun laws and the 2019 Nevada Legislature quickly pushed through Senate Bill 143, which supporters said allows the voter-approved law to be enforced. However, sheriffs and county commissions in some counties either announced they would not enforce the law – some calling their counties gun sanctuary counties – or they had plans to consider such enforcement. Those counties include Elko, White Pine, Eureka, Lander, Esmeralda and Pershing counties. Esmeralda County Sheriff Kenneth N. Elgan said in a Facebook post the law will not make it harder for criminals to get guns and will not keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill, so he will not enforce it. Lyon County is considering it March 21 and Lyon County Sheriff Frank Hunewill says he will have to see the language before he decides if he supports the county’s actions. Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the Douglas County Community Center to express […]

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