Pro-gun rally draws small crowd in Carson City

A protest attracting about 100 participants Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Nevada State Capitol complex opposed gun control legislation being discussed at the Nevada Legislature. Assembly Bill 286 would ban “ghost guns,” untraceable firearms without serial numbers, which are regularly built at home. The bill would also criminalize bringing guns onto private property where they are banned. Carson City — Lee Elliott was a child when he learned how to handle a gun. His father would take him to the back of their California ranch, arm him with a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets, and have him shoot an “old junk car.” “Boom,” he said Saturday morning, quietly imitating the sound. Father and son would then walk to the car and admire the sizable hole. “I’ve been shooting since I was 10-years old,” Elliott said. “I’ve yet to kill people, I’ve yet to take my gun out to the local supermarket and just open fire, you know?” Elliott, a Northern Nevada gun rights activist with intentions of running for the Nevada State Senate, and about 100 other protesters, including armed militia members in full camouflage, were at the Nevada State Capitol complex on Saturday to protest a proposal in the Nevada Legislature to strengthen gun laws. Assembly Bill 286 would ban “ghost guns,” untraceable firearms without serial numbers, which are regularly built at home. The bill would also criminalize bringing guns onto private property where they are banned. Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, who is sponsoring the bill, […]

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