Student achievement & gun safety among bills passed this weekend at Nevada legislature

Student achievement & gun safety among bills passed this weekend at Nevada legislature

Gun Rights

CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Lawmakers are working through the weekend to pass dozens of bills before Monday. But one bill in particular, had protesters in an uproar outside the building this morning. Protesters line up outside legislature to oppose passage of AB 291. Earlier Saturday, protesters were lined up outside the legislature to voice their opposition to Assembly Bill 291, a bill they believe infringes on the Second Amendment. The bill was introduced in response to the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. It was designed to make it easier for courts and law enforcement to seize guns from people deemed dangerous. The bill also makes it a misdemeanor to leave guns in a place where there is a substantial risk a child may use it. Many protesters fear AB 291 may begin to infringe their Second Amendment rights. Protesters were upset about how quickly the bill passed and don’t believe it addresses the root of the problem. "I’m here because the Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. What this bill is doing is kind of taking away that right. It’s slowly eroding my Second Amendment right," said Reno resident Scott Cooley. After approving the Assembly-approved Senate’s amendment earlier today, the the bill now heads to the governor’s desk. Legislators approve AB 291 to increase gun safety. While that bill was a topic of controversy, another bill got resounding support from both houses. Senate Bill […]

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