Nevada Republican Law Makers Debate Gun Legislation

Indian Voices
April 11, 2023

In Nevada, Republican lawmakers doomed a package of gun regulations before it had even reached a committee hearing, the Nevada Current reports. The proposals seemed reasonable: a bill making it a misdemeanor to bring a gun to a voting site (and a felony if the intent was to disrupt the election) and one to bar people convicted of committing hate crimes from possessing firearms.

“Before a word of testimony had been uttered Thursday on three bills championed by Democrats and intended to put a dent in gun violence, Assembly Republicans proclaimed in a news release they’ll unanimously reject two Assembly measures, stating they are ‘controversial bills scheduled on short notice at irregular times,’” the Current wrote.