GOLDFIELD – This central Nevada town rose and fell with a gold strike in the early 20th century. Listen closely, and you can almost hear the boomtown ballyhoo of its most infamous promoters pitching stock and promises like confetti on the high-desert breeze.
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Public records obtained by The Nevada Independent indicate that more than 2,400 background checks on private party transactions have been conducted between the law’s effective date in January and Sept. 1. But the state Department of Public Safety — which manages the state’s background check system — only reported four issuances of “red flag” Extreme Risk Protection Orders over the last nine months.
McAuley’s healing journey in the last three years has included going to therapy and changing his role within the fire department to move away from certain frontline work. But on Wednesday, it also included adding a permanent reminder of the shooting to his arm.
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.
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.
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.
Following the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, supporters of gun-control legislation are holding on to the slimmest of hopes for passing new laws, aiming to find a path forward in the face of a narrowing window for congressional action.
MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting on the Las Vegas Strip in October 2017 that claimed the lives of 58 and injured more than 800.
The CDs feature three songs that she wrote, an audio representation of her family’s strength, and a way to keep alive the memory of Erick Silva. He was her son, a security guard killed in the Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that left 58 people dead and hundreds injured.
The plate features a black and gold heart logo on a gold gradient background that was designed by R&R Partners for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The world “Nevada” is centered at the top and “Forever Strong” is centered at the bottom of the plate.
In the wake of three mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio, the House Judiciary Committee announced that it will return early from the August recess to vote on three gun control bills, including a measure introduced by Rep. Dina Titus that would ban high-capacity magazines.
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.
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.
Federal workers were bracing for a partial government shutdown late Friday as Democrats and Republicans sparred over President Donald Trump’s demand that Congress approve $5 billion to help build a wall on the Mexican border as part of short-term funding legislation.
The Justice Department has awarded a $16.7 million grant to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to help with the recovery effort in the wake of the Oct. 1 shooting, including funding the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, and victim and first responder support services.
A federal judicial panel charged with determining whether civil lawsuits pending in different districts should be centralized has denied MGM Resorts’ request to do so regarding litigation related to last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Cindy Baca was blown away by the support her family received last year after her twin daughters were injured in the Las Vegas shooting. She recently started a kindness project at Escobedo Middle School, where she works as a librarian, as a way to pay forward the kindness.