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Legislature | October 1 | State Government

Still largely untested, Nevada’s new red flag law and expanded background checks rankle gun show attendees

At a gun show last weekend in Carson City, where handguns and scopes and rifles were on display at a community center, Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak was a bit of a persona non grata. Gun control bills the governor signed out of the 2019 legislative session — including one requiring background checks on private sales and transfers and another authorizing temporary gun confiscation for people showing behavioral “red flags” — just took effect this month.

Local Government | October 1 | State Government

Committee to recall Humboldt sheriff for enforcing new gun control laws calls foul against county officials

December 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
A committee to recall the Humboldt County sheriff and remove him from office says it submitted more than the required number of signatures on Friday to qualify the call for a special election, but organizers are reeling after learning that county officials violated election rules by allowing the target of the recall to thumb through the petition before submitting the signatures to the secretary of state.

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Legislature | Local Government | October 1 | State Government

Humboldt residents will file to recall sheriff after commissioners signed ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ resolution

October 24th, 2019 - 2:00am
Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen’s decision to enforce new red flag laws, which allow for temporary confiscation of guns for people a judge deems “at risk." has spurred a campaign to have him recalled. Dawn Principe, owner of Sage Hill Arms gun store in Winnemucca and member of the 1,600-member Facebook group behind the recall campaign, said members plan to file a notice of intent on Thursday.







Criminal Justice | October 1

Sheriff: Securing high-rises near open-air venues, better victim identification among lessons learned from Oct. 1 shooting

July 10th, 2019 - 6:36pm
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Wednesday detailed a number of lessons learned by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department from the Oct. 1 mass shooting, including that high rise structures facing open air venues must be kept secure, fire commanders should be present and crews should have extra supplies including trauma kits at big events.

Legislature | October 1

October 1 emotions drive debate on bill to ban bump stock devices, give local governments more power

April 1st, 2019 - 1:50pm
It was addressed to friends and family, written on advice of a counselor who told the Democratic Assemblywoman that it could help her process the trauma of having survived the mass shooting on October 1, 2017. On Monday, she read that letter publicly for the first time; detailing how her husband Truman covered her body to protect her from bullets, how she hid under bleachers, ran into gunfire to jump a fence and escape — and how she grappled with the guilt of survival.







Immigration | October 1

One Year Later: Undocumented festival workers who survived Oct. 1 shooting hope for peace after trauma, successful visa applications

October 1st, 2018 - 2:30am
Sleepless nights. Days trying hard to move forward. Dreams yet to be fulfilled. This is how Marcela remembers the 365 days that have passed since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Cooking is a kind of therapy Marta uses to cope with her experience on Oct. 1, when she was working to clean bathrooms at a country music festival and started to hear the sound of gunfire.

Legislature | October 1

Possible gun law changes on horizon for first legislative session after October 1 shooting

October 1st, 2018 - 2:25am
The Democratic assemblywoman was one of the roughly 22,000 concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest festival on October 1, 2017, where shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire and killed 58 people and injured more than 850 from gunfire and the resulting panic. Jauregui wasn’t physically injured, but said the shock and pain left her unwilling to publicly discuss her experience — until news broke of another mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 people dead just five months later.

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