State of Nevada Archives: on Gun Control


Jacky Rosen: Supports commonsense gun safety legislation

Jacky Rosen supports commonsense gun safety legislation including universal background checks on gun sales, closing the terror loophole, and closing gaps that allow domestic abusers to purchase firearms. She'll work to keep our community safe, combat human sex trafficking, and secure our infrastructure and airports from outside threats--including cyber-attacks.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RosenForNevada.com Nov 8, 2016

Ruben Kihuen: The NRA exists only to protect the big gun companies

Every day 88 Americans are killed with guns. Yet, Congress has failed to pass any meaningful legislation to curb the epidemic of gun violence.

In the State Senate, I helped champion legislation to require universal background checks for all gun sales in Nevada and I fought against reckless Republican bills that would have allowed guns in our public schools.

The truth is the fight against gun violence prevention is dominated by the National Rifle Association. The NRA claims to stand for personal freedoms, but they really only exist to protect the bottom line of the big gun companies. We must expose the NRA for the profit-protecting, corporate machine that they are.

Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Brian Sandoval: Mental health background check erodes 2nd Amendment

Excerpts from legislation: AN ACT requiring court records concerning a person's mental health for the purchase or possession of a firearm; authorizing the inclusion, correction and removal of the information in such records in each appropriate database of the National Crime Information Center; requiring each agency of criminal justice to submit information relating to records of criminal history within 60 days after the date of the conviction; requiring a background check before transferring a firearm to another person.

Excerpts from veto message: While I support enhanced reporting requirements concerning mentally ill persons, the provisions of Senate Bill 221 pertaining to background checks for the private sale and transfer of firearms constitute an erosion of Nevadans' Second Amendment rights.

Legislative outcome: Bill passed Senate 11-10-0, May 22; passed House 23-19-0; June 3; vetoed by Governor Brian Sandoval on June 13

Source: Nevada legislative voting record on SB 221 Jun 13, 2013

Ruben Kihuen: Background checks for mental health before gun purchase

Excerpts from legislation: AN ACT requiring court records concerning a person's mental health for the purchase or possession of a firearm; authorizing the inclusion, correction and removal of the information in such records in each appropriate database of the National Crime Information Center; requiring each agency of criminal justice to submit information relating to records of criminal history within 60 days after the date of the conviction; requiring a background check before transferring a firearm to another person.

Excerpts from veto message: While I support enhanced reporting requirements concerning mentally ill persons, the provisions of Senate Bill 221 pertaining to background checks for the private sale and transfer of firearms constitute an erosion of Nevadans' Second Amendment rights.

Legislative outcome: Sen. Kihuen voted YEA; Bill passed Senate 11-10-0, May 22; passed House 23-19-0; June 3; vetoed by Gov. Sandoval on June 13

Source: Nevada legislative voting record on SB 221 May 22, 2013

Joe Heck: Supports 2nd Amendment & rights of sportsmen

As a father, military officer, and first responder, Dr. Heck firmly supports our 2nd Amendment Rights and the rights of sportsmen across the state of Nevada. He respects the proud heritage of Nevada sportsmen and understands the importance of passing on our hunting and fishing traditions to future generations of Nevadans. The rights of Nevada's citizens to use public lands needs to be defended and access expanded to promote the sporting activities which are so firmly rooted in Nevada culture.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, heck4nevada.com, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

Kenny Guinn: Allow concealed carry

Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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