Opposing dangerous legislation backed by the gun lobby
Nevada would also be impacted by a gun lobby-backed bill currently under consideration in Congress. This legislation, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, would force each state to accept the concealed carry laws of every other state, even if their standards for carrying a loaded, hidden gun in public are weaker. Giffords is working with Congressional leaders and Nevada stakeholders to highlight the public safety risks Nevada would face from federally mandated concealed carry reciprocity. Giffords also conducted research in Nevada that found the overwhelming majority of Nevadans support closing the loopholes that give known and suspected terrorists easy access to guns.
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