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Lawmakers debate bill targeting 'ghost guns' in Nevada

Moms Demand Action hold virtual rally. (KSNV)
Moms Demand Action hold virtual rally. (KSNV)
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Nevada Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action say amid the pandemic, it's crucial to pass laws that tighten the reigns on gun laws in this country and here in the state.

They're pushing for Assembly Bill 286, which would regulate the purchase of "ghost guns:" untraceable firearms built from pieces that can be ordered online, even by a minor.

AB 286 would also give businesses the option to opt into a gun-free zone policy, even to people who have a permit for concealed carry.

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Moms Demand Action and several local politicians including Rep. Susie Lee and Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, joined together for a virtual event to speak against the bill Tuesday.

The panel pointed out recent mass shootings and the spike in suicides and domestic violence situations since the pandemic hit.

However, the Nevada GOP says the changes the bill looks to implement wouldn't do anyone any good.

Jim Degraffenreid, the national committeeman for the Nevada Republican Party, argued cracking down on ghost guns won't stop gun violence.

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The passing on AB 286 is still a long way off. It would need to pass both chambers of the state legislature before it actually makes it to Gov. Steve Sisolak's desk.

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