Anti-gun lawmakers in Nevada are advancing legislation that bans homebuilt firearms and radically expands “gun-free zones” throughout the state.
The bill, known to legislators as AB 286, is sponsored by Nevada Assembly Member Sandra Jauregui (D-41), and was introduced earlier in March. According to the National Rifle Association, a hearing on the bill was hastily scheduled just days after the bill had been printed. Obviously, lawmakers had little if any time to actually read the legislation.
If passed, gun owners living in Nevada would be subject to requirements that go far beyond federal law. Individuals will be prohibited from owning certain components used for building firearms for personal use at home — a centuries-old practice.
The bill also dramatically expands what can be considered a “gun-free zone,” including shopping malls, hotels, and even parking lots. Nevada gun owners will essentially be unable to defend themselves outside of their own homes. At that point, there is almost no point in owning a firearm at all — which is precisely the point.
We’ve gone over this logic so many times as a community, and it’s getting exhausting having to repeat it over and over again. But alas, we’ll say it again: this only impacts law-abiding citizens. Criminals committed to do violence will continue to do so. The difference now is that they’ll have more free rein to do it.
The NRA is encouraging Nevada gun owners to contact their local lawmakers and persuade them to vote agains the bill.
As fundamentally unconstitutional as this legislation appears to be, it’s worth taking a deeper look into it. If you live outside of Nevada, understand that gun grabbers in other states are going to emulate this.
Here’s the Daily Shooter with the details.