Gun Control Reform

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After lawmakers in California sent a letter to their counterparts in Nevada asking for a summit aimed at tackling gun violence, legislative leaders in the Silver state remain split on whether to accept the invitation.

A man takes aim at a target while shooting at a local range.
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The recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California have, once again, raised concerns about gun laws around the country. Case in point: the Gilroy shooting, which left three people dead and a dozen more injured at a festival last month. According to police, the shooter used a semi-automatic rifle, known as a WASR 10, purchased legally at a gun shop in Fallon before it was taken across state lines to California where that firearm is banned. 

Lawmakers are considering a measure that could implement what are known as "Red Flag" laws.
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A bill to tighten portions of Nevada’s gun laws is picking up steam after a month-long delay. 

Jana Sayson

Lawmakers are considering a bill that is essentially a gun control measure aimed at preventing a mass shooting like the one in Las Vegas in 2017 that left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured. AB291's sponsor, Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, was at that concert. She sat down with KUNR's Paul Boger to talk about the measure and the role the shooting played in its creation.

Nevada’s 80th legislative session begins this week. For the next 120 days, lawmakers will debate everything from healthcare reform to education funding to gun control. KUNR’s Senior Political Reporter, Paul Boger, will be in Carson City covering the whole thing. He sat down with KUNR News Director Michelle Billman to talk about some of the major issues that are likely to come up this session.

Quote:"If you were watching the debate for a lesson in civility, I think you would have had more luck watching a boxing match."
Paul Boger

Polling in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race has been neck and neck for months with any advantage well within the margin of error. And last Friday, the top contenders for the position sparred over the biggest issues in that race. To talk about the debate between Jacky Rosen and Dean Heller,  KUNR’s Bree Zender spoke to Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to get the breakdown.