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Criminal Justice | October 1 | State Government

Legislative gun law changes inspired by October 1 have seen middling adoption over last nine months; advocates urge patience

October 1st, 2020 - 2:00am
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.

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.

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.

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