Nevada Gov. Sisolak signs gun control bill into law

Las Vegas Review-Journal | 6/14/2019 | Staff
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Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a multi-pronged gun control bill into law during an emotional ceremony in Las Vegas.

“This is going to go a long way towards keeping our community safer,” Sisolak told reporters. “It’s reasonable.”

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Assembly Bill 291 bans bump stocks, which effectively convert semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic weapons. The devices were used during the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting to accelerate the gunfire that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more.

Sisolak fought back tears on Friday when talking about the tragedy.

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The act creates “red flag” laws to take guns from those deemed to be threatening to themselves or others. Not only does this work to prevent mass shootings, Sisolak said, but it also creates an opportunity to get people help during a time of crisis.

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The legislation further enforces safe storage to keep guns away from children and drops the allowable blood-alcohol level for possessing a firearm to 0.08.

Sisolak characterized the legislation as “common sense” and free from extreme measures.

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“I think people that make the slippery slope argument, it’s just not real,” he said.

Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, who escaped gunfire at Route 91 physically unharmed, was the primary sponsor of the bill....
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