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Friday, May 29, 2015

Nevada Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

A measure that would make sweeping changes to Nevada’s gun laws has passed both the Assembly and Senate and is now awaiting action on Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, key provisions of SB 175 include ending Clark County’s “blue card” law, which mandates that owners of handguns register them with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department; honoring more out-of-state concealed-weapons permits for those visiting Nevada; and extending the “Castle Doctrine,” which currently allows residents to use lethal force to protect themselves in their homes, to include occupied vehicles. A proposal to remove restrictions for licensed concealed-carry permit holders to carry firearms on Nevada school campuses has stalled.

Gov. Sandoval has eight days to sign SB 175 into law.