Skip to comments.Two New Firearm Laws Now in Effect in Nevada
Posted on 07/07/2011 6:01:08 AM PDT by marktwain
FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Assembly Bill 217, introduced by Assemblyman John Ellison (R-33), allows residents of non-contiguous states to purchase long guns in Nevada.
It also allows Nevada residents to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states.
This legislation brings Nevada in line with the protections provided by the Firearms Owners Protection Act, which allows for the interstate sale of long guns by federally licensed firearms dealers.
Assembly Bill 282, introduced by Speaker John Oceguera (D-16), is a four-point omnibus gun bill. While this bill was initially problematic due to NRA-opposed language being inserted on the Assembly floor, the bill was rewritten in a joint legislative conference committee to benefit Nevada Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit holders.
AB 282 will:
* ensure that CCW permit holders names and addresses remain confidential; * revise Nevada state law to allow carrying of any semi-automatic pistol, as with revolvers, once qualified for a CCW permit with a semi-automatic pistol;
* allow carrying of firearms in Nevada state parks; and
* statutorily mandate a background investigation (which is currently being done by all Nevada sheriffs) for CCW permit renewals for the purpose of reinstating the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) exemption for Nevada, thus ensuring that permit holders do not have to go through a point-of-contact check for every firearm purchased, as long as the CCW permit is valid.
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GA, I hope.
“allows residents of non-contiguous states to purchase long guns in Nevada.”
Wait, I thought it was legal to buy guns in other states... say, someone from Arkansas can buy a gun at the Tulsa Gun Show.
Am I wrong?
You are wrong. Sorry. The NRA supported the 1968 law that banned buying of guns in a State a person is not a resident of. Charlton Heston himself wrote Nixon and lobbied to have the 1968 “Gun Control Act” established, only later to appear as the NRA spokesman demanding firearms freedom.
In fact, the NRA has written or supported as well as lobbied for every federal gun control law on the books, all the while asking for money from its members to fight firearms laws.
But I believe at one point there was a federal law passed that said you could only buy long guns in adjacent states and only if your state passed a law saying that it was allowed. States like Texas (and presumably Nevada from this story) of course immediately passed those laws.
Then, the original Federal law was repealed and the ATF took the existence of the state laws explicitly allowed contiguous gun purchases to mean that those states intended to outlaw purchases from non-contiguous states.
Now states have to go back and explicitly allow purchases from ALL states.
I might be getting some of the details a bit wrong, but it is definitely a case of the ATF taking states laws passed to protect gun owners rights and used them against us.
I imported a bunch of toyz from eastern Europe several years back and puchased from other states - no problems
So how does one buy at gun shows in other states? Is this where the FFL-to-FFL mandate comes in, where the gun would have to be shipped from an FFL to an FFL in one’s own state?
“Is this where the FFL-to-FFL mandate comes in”
Yes. Been law for interstate transfers of firearms since 1968. It has not been for in-State private sales.
The “Gun Show Loophole”, came about when the NRA/HGC lobbied Congress to implement background checks for FFL dealers but private individuals were not required to perform those checks when selling their private firearms, such as at gun shows. So the NRA/HGC called that the “Gun Show Loophole”, although it applies to all private sales anywhere at any time.
So, some States now have laws that say if three or more people gather to exchange/buy/sell firearms they must register as a gun show and perform background checks. Colorado is one of those States.
So how does one buy at gun shows in other states?
Cops and ATF have been known to scour gun show parking lots for out-of-state license plates, and bust buyers for making purchases.
I’d like to see where a CCW holder (cleared state and federal background checks) be able to buy a handgun in any state, contiguous or not.