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Labeled ‘stop and frisk’ by critics, MGM’s gun bill squeaks past Senate

BY: - May 27, 2021

An MGM-backed bill to strengthen enforcement of gun bans in casinos narrowly passed the Senate on Wednesday and faces an uncertain future in the Assembly. Senate Bill 452, an emergency bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, would make it a misdemeanor to carry or possess a firearm on casino properties that have chosen […]

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State Senate takes up ghost gun ban

BY: - May 12, 2021

While there is a federal push to tackle the increasing use of ghost guns, Nevada Democratic lawmakers are also working to prohibit the untraceable guns statewide.  President Joe Biden announced in April several executive actions to combat gun violence, which he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment,” he also called for a crackdown on […]

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Nevada must stop the carnage caused by ghost guns

BY: - May 4, 2021

Nevada is no stranger to gun violence. We are home to the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Thousands of lives were impacted by the tragedy occurring on Oct. 1, 2017. The victims, the survivors, and their families were all touched by gun violence in a way most of us hope to never […]

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Metro investigator contradicts officer, police report at Gomez fact-finding

BY: - April 16, 2021

The lead investigator into the fatal shooting of a 25-year old Las Vegas man at the hands of Metropolitan Police contradicted the department’s own report as well as his own investigation during a fact-finding hearing Friday.   Jason Leavitt, of Metro’s Force Investigation Team, testified police fired non-lethal rounds at Jorge Gomez after he ran from […]

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Gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out executive action

BY: - April 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control measures, following deadly mass shootings last month in Colorado and Georgia. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it’s an international embarrassment,” Biden said […]

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Proposal seeks to close ‘ghost gun’ loophole, criminalize guns on private property

BY: - March 18, 2021

Hoping to send a message to the world that Las Vegas is safe, one of the biggest players in the resort industry is asking lawmakers to strengthen existing laws surrounding private businesses that choose to ban firearms on their premises. Assembly Bill 286 received its first hearing in the Assembly Judiciary committee Wednesday. The bill […]

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U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case but Kavanaugh urges future tussle

BY: - April 27, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set the stage for future legal battles. A divided court ruled that a challenge to New York City gun restrictions was moot because the city had later changed its regulations. The case had been billed as potentially […]

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Pandemic fuels state feuds over gun rights

BY: - April 26, 2020

COVID-19 has ignited the debate over gun rights as states grapple with whether to allow gun sales while other retailers are forced to shutter. Stores selling guns and ammunition remain legally open in 45 states that include sellers and manufacturers as essential services that are exempted from orders shutting down most commercial activity or have […]

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2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

BY: - December 27, 2019

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked a few stories (or commentaries in my case) they wanted to highlight. Maybe it was a story that had the most impact, or one they worked on most, or something that didn’t […]

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U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

BY: - December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an hour of arguments in the case that challenges now-defunct New York City gun restrictions. The case has been billed as the biggest gun rights lawsuit in a decade, with the […]

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up consequential gun rights case

BY: - December 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — A momentous clash over gun rights is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The high court is slated to hear oral arguments on Monday in a case over a New York City handgun regulation. It marks the first major gun control dispute to reach the Supreme Court since its ideological shift with the […]

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‘Stickler for facts’ Fiore shrugs off domestic violence, gun reform groups’ concerns

BY: - October 15, 2019

While discussing a potential change to the city’s domestic violence law that would allow those convicted to keep their firearms, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore berated domestic violence and gun reform groups pushing back against the proposal.  “I’m a stickler for facts,” she said dismissing data presented by some of the groups. That remark […]