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UPDATE: SB176 would give us constitutional carry rights for CCW, in other words, NO NEED FOR PERMITS! Go here and submit your opinion as "for" SB176.
SB-176 aka Constitutional Carry
Take a look at NELIS: https://nelis.leg.state.nv.us/
No meetings are yet scheduled for SB-176.
Urge the cmte chair to schedule a hearing! Voice support!
Department: Leg Bldg Rm 1219
D, Clark no 3
Chair, Senate Judiciary Cmte
It will take you two minutes and we can make a difference if we put
forth a small collective effort.
SB175 would keep CCW holders information off of the public record. It is worthy of your full support. Vote "FOR" SB175.
Also be sure to vote "AGAINST" SB 171, which would restrict the carrying of items deemed to be weapons in a variety of locations.
This bill is ridiculous. It is already illegal to commit crime with a weapon. Lets not make the mere possession of common items a crime.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
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D, Clark no 3
Chair, Senate Judiciary Cmte
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D-Clark, No. 6
Vice Chair, Senate Judiciary Cmte
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D, Clark Co no 5
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Washoe County Senatorial District #2
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D, Clark no 10
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LCB (775) 684-1442, LCB office number 2131
R, Central NV Senatorial District,
Senate Minority Leader
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R, Clark no 5
SB126 was PASSED by the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning with no amendments. It is not over, there is still some lobbying to be done as well as some other issues to be resolved, but things are looking good.
This is a link for a great forum for NV gun owners and for the legislation that you should be aware of. Take a couple minutes to look it over.
You "may" have to register on the site to see the thread, not sure though.
SB126 passed in the senate yesterday by a vote of 21-0. It now heads to the Assembly.
A.B. 143 passed the assembly judiciary committee this morning (3/11/11) WITHOUT any amendments, and with the privacy provision intact.
Kelly Kite made a statement for the record that he feels the bill does not go far enough, that we should simply issue CCW's that do not specify the type of firearm permitted.
A.B. 143 now moves to the full assembly for ratification, hopefully that will also go smoothly.
If it passes the full assembly A.B. 143 will have to be reconciled in conference with S.B. 126 before the the entire legislature can pass a final bill.
The combined bill is probably where WE will have to make ourselves heard, this is when the opposition will make their big push to kill the bill.
SENATE BILL NO. 279–SENATORS GUSTAVSON; CEGAVSKE, DENIS,
HALSETH, HARDY, KIECKHEFER, LEE, MCGINNESS, RHOADS, ROBERSON AND SETTELMEYER
MARCH 21, 2011
JOINT SPONSORS: ASSEMBLYMEN SHERWOOD, HANSEN; AIZLEY,
DALY, GOICOECHEA, GRADY, HAMBRICK, HAMMOND,
HICKEY, HORNE, KIRNER, KITE AND MCARTHUR
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SUMMARY—Revises provisions concerning the renewal of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-1060)
FISCAL NOTE: Effect on Local Government: No.
Effect on the State: No.
AN ACT relating to concealed firearms; revising provisions concerning the renewal of permits to carry concealed firearms; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
1 Existing law requires a sheriff who receives an application for a permit to carry
2 a concealed firearm to conduct an investigation of the applicant to determine if the
3 applicant is eligible for a permit. (NRS 202.366) This bill additionally requires a
4 sheriff to conduct an investigation of an applicant who wishes to renew his or her
5 permit to carry a concealed firearm.
This would pave the way to reinstate the NICS exemption.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Valerie Wiener - Chair
Allison Copening – Vice Chair
Shirley A. Breeden
Ruben J. Kihuen
Cut/paste email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org; mmcginne***sen.state.nv.us; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
And the first hearing is Friday, April 01, 2011, 8:30 a.m.
Please send strong support!
On Wednesday, March 30, Assembly Bill 282 will be heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee at 8:00 a.m. in room 3138 of the Legislative Building in Carson City.
The hearing will also be teleconferenced to room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas.
Introduced by Assembly Speaker John Oceguera (D-16), AB 282 is a four point, pro-gun omnibus measure that would: 1) ensure that CCW permit holders’ names and addresses remain confidential; 2) revise Nevada state law to allow for the qualification of any semi-automatic firearm for the purposes of acquiring a CCW permit; 3) allow for the carrying of firearms in Nevada state parks; and 4) statutorily mandate a background investigation (which is currently being done by all Nevada sheriffs), on CCW permit renewals for the purpose of reinstating the NICS exemption for Nevada. This would ensure that permit holders do not have to go through a point-of-contact check for every firearm purchased, as long as the permit is valid.
Please contact members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge their support for AB 282.
Contact information for this committee can be found below.
Assembly Judiciary Committee
Assemblyman William Horne (D-34), Chairman
Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D-12), Vice Chairman
Assemblyman Steven Brooks (D-19)
Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D-18)
Assemblyman Skip Daly (D-31)
Assemblyman Olivia Diaz (D-11)
Assemblyman Marilyn Dondero Loop (D-5)
Assemblyman Jason Frierson (D-8)
Assemblyman Tick Segerblom (D-9)
Assemblyman Scott Hammond (R-13)
Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R-32)
Assemblyman Kelly Kite (R-39)
Assemblyman Richard McArthur (R-4)
Assemblyman Mark Sherwood (R-21)
This alert (with live links) is posted at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6486.
As reported by RichardSIA on AR15.com
The hearings today were kept pretty short as they went smoothly.
A.B. 185 and A.B. 205 were "Withdrawn" AKA killed.
A.B. 282 is still alive, with some amendments offered.
CCW for 18-21 year old service members is dead, it is claimed it had too many conflicts with other laws.
State Parks and Recreation is demanding a "small" amendment to the language making it "Clear" that CCW in parks would only be for defense purposes, DUH!
Four different cop lobbies supported the bill, so long as the 18-21 service member provision is removed.
NACJ is still trying to get our names published, but again did not have the sincerity to bother showing up.
Their desired amendment is unlikely to be adopted.
Eagle Forum, and the I.A.P. lobbyist supported A.B. 282 as well.
ACLU opposed the 18-21 CCW provision, OK with defense in parks, supports the privacy provision.
(Did not catch her first name) Butler from Nevada records gave a short review of the CCW/NICS Exemption history.
She pointed out that adopting "Shall perform a background check on all renewals" does NOT guarantee that BATFE will renew Nevada's CCW NICS exemption.
Copies of the various CCW bills have been sent to the BATFE lawyers, along with a notice of the legislative deadlines, hopefully they will respond before 4/15/11.
From what I know of the BATFE requirements, they would have to suddenly change the rules for the proposed "Shall" language to not meet their previously stated standards.
If A.B. 282 passes we should get our NICS exemption back.
I personally find it distasteful the the Nevada legislature must confer with this Fed. agency in any way to pass Nevada legislation.
There was no organized opposition to A.B. 282 presented at this hearing.
S.B. 126 was also heard today.
Support was overwhelming, the same lobbyist support it as supported A.B. 282.
The author, senator Settlemeyer, turned down combining S.B. 126 with A.B. 282.
This is a tactical move, if something happens to A.B. 282 his bill may still pass separately.
I was pleased to see greater participation from Las Vegas, four people spoke in support of A.B. 282, two stayed to support S.B 126.
There was no opposition to S.B 126.
On April 15, AB 282 and AB 321 were unanimously passed in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Both bills are now on their way to the Assembly floor and could be heard as early as TODAY, April 25.
Assembly Bill 282, sponsored by Assembly Speaker John Oceguera (D-16), is a four point pro-gun omnibus measure that would: 1) ensure that CCW permit holders’ names and addresses remain confidential; 2) revise Nevada state law to allow for the use of any semi-automatic firearm when acquiring a CCW permit; 3) allow for the carrying of firearms in Nevada state parks; and 4) statutorily mandate a background investigation (which is currently being done by all Nevada sheriffs) for CCW permit renewals for the purpose of reinstating the NICS exemption for Nevada, thus ensuring that permit holders do not have to go through a point-of-contact check for every firearm purchased, as long as the permit is valid.
Assembly Bill 321 is also sponsored by Assembly Speaker Oceguera (D-16). This bill provides that under the defense of justifiable homicide there is no duty to retreat if the person using deadly force: 1) is not the original aggressor; 2) has a right to be present at the location where deadly force is used; and 3) is not actively engaged in criminal activity at the time deadly force is used.
Please contact your Assemblyman immediately and respectfully request that he or she support AB 282 and AB 321. For contact information or help identifying your Assemblyman, please click here.
This alert is posted at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6675.
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