Nevada Assembly Advances Bill That Will Protect Citizens from Ghost Guns
Washington DC — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, lauds the Nevada Assembly for passing AB 286, a bill that prohibits the sale and transfer of unfinished and unserialized firearm components also known as “Ghost Guns,”
“Ghost guns are a clear threat to public safety. With no federal restrictions on who can buy ghost gun kits or parts, these firearms can be assembled in a garage or basement by anyone. Even worse, they are built to be untraceable. This legislation takes a necessary step toward addressing these firearms to protect Nevadans,” said Molly Voigt, State Legislative Manager at Giffords. “ We know there was a tremendous amount of work put into prioritizing and advancing the ghost guns piece through the Assembly, and we thank Assemblywoman Jauregui for her leadership. There is much more to be done in our fight to end gun violence, but banning ghost guns through AB 286 would be a tremendous step forward to protect Nevadans. We urge the Senate to continue advancing the bill.
Ghost guns are firearms that can be assembled with unserialized parts or kits that can be bought online or at a gun show. They are completely unregulated and are unserialized, making these firearms untraceable.
According to Giffords Law Center’s Annual Gun Law Scorecard, The state of Nevada received a C+, after making significant progress in its gun safety laws. The state has the 15th-highest gun death rate in the country. Giffords worked with Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui in the 2019 session to pass AB291, another big step for Nevada, which included an extreme risk law and safe storage law.
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