Bill passes committee, refines concealed carry law

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Updated: 2/28/2013 4:39 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state senator trying to streamline the process for people packing heat unbeknownst to the public made progress as his bill cleared committee.

Republican Sen. James Settelmeyer of Minden presented SB76 to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and the members voted unanimously to pass it after some discussion.

The bill eliminates the categorization of semi-automatic pistols and revolvers, and instead refers to them collectively as handguns in statute. If passed, there would be no change to the length of class required to obtain a carry concealed weapons permit.

However, should an individual register their CCW for a revolver, then purchase a semi-automatic, they would be required to take additional training under current law. This bill repeals the need for separate training for a revolver or semi-automatic.

 

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357cat - 2/28/2013 4:57 PM
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This bill will also ban concealed carry of semi-automatic rifles.

Speed - 2/27/2013 6:49 PM
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I'm really thinking there shouldn't even BE a CCW necessary in Nevada. The only possible reason for a special permit to conceal carry is to prevent scaring Citizens who are afraid of guns. I figure if someone wants to open carry-fine. No problem. If someone wants to conceal carry,fine-what people don't know won't matter to 'em. (BTW-a LOT of people will carry concealed even without a permit,because if they are attacked it's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission. I know,it's wrong,but if there's no trouble,nobody will ever know. If there IS trouble,I say the more citizens with guns,concealed or not,the better.) Still,this Bill is a great thing in its own right.
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