Senate Passes ‘Ghost Gun’ Bill

Senate Passes 'Ghost Gun' Bill

News Friday night is the deadline for bills to pass the second house. One of those that made the cut is AB286. Democrats passed the bill on a 12-9 party line vote. The bill would ban homemade guns and other firearms that do not have serial numbers. Antiques, replicas and firearms without serial numbers that were made before 1969 are exempt. They are known as ghost guns because they are hard to trace. Supporters say there has been an increase in online sales of kit guns, allowing people to bypass background checks. "I think we have all, as a society, agreed that no one should be able to own a gun without a background check and this bill makes us a bit closer to that ideal," Sen. Dallas Harris, D-Las Vegas said. People who own guns that do not have a serial number have until January 1 to surrender the weapon. "In the absence of any significant evidence that these are actually being used in crimes, we should err on the side of caution," Sen. Ira Hansen, R-Sparks said. "This is a Second Amendment issue that is an individual liberty." The senate has passed close to two dozen bills, as the deadline for second house passage approaches. Some of those include legislation about sex trafficking, diversity curriculum in education and marijuana. It passed AB254 by a unanimous, 21-0 vote. It prohibits Nevada’s colleges from prohibiting collegiate athletes from receiving compensation for their name, image or likeness. Friday night is […]

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