Senate Bill 396 was introduced yesterday by anti-gun Senator Tick Segerblom (D-3), while another anti-gun measure, Assembly Bill 234, has been introduced by Assemblyman William Horne (D-34).
SB 396 is a draconian gun ban even beyond the pale of legislation proposed in New York or California that seeks to effectively eliminate most commonly owned semi-automatic and pump-action firearms and magazines and attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment. This bill covers the full gamut of anti-gun measures seen across the country lately, including the following:
- Prohibits the purchase, sale or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms under the political misnomer “assault weapons”, and makes a violation of any of these provisions a felony.
- Prohibits the purchase, possession, sale or transfer of standard capacity magazines capable of holding ten or more rounds.
- Prohibits the purchase or possession of hunting rifle ammunition.
- Criminalizes private transfers of firearms
Another anti-gun measure, Assembly Bill 234, introduced by Assemblyman Horne, would impose an excise tax on every Nevada firearms dealer who sells firearms or ammunition to consumers within the state. Dealers will be mandated to charge a $25 tax for every firearm sold and 2 cents for each round of ammunition. The anti-gun author of this bill is punishing the exercise of a singled-out constitutional right.
AB 234 would require background checks on all private transfers of firearms, including those between immediate family members and authorizes civil action for failure to run a background check. AB 234 has been referred to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
These bills will have no effect on crime and could cause serious financial repercussions to a State that is hurting financially as it could cause the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show and the Safari Club International show to take their business to a more freedom-loving state. Not to mention the firearms and ammunition manufacturers who's home base is in the Silver State.
These bills represent an onerous attack on the freedom of law-abiding citizens in a state where freedom has always been protected and cherished and an overwhelming disregard for the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
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