Outlines firearm prohibitions on certain private properties.
AN ACT relating to crimes; prohibiting a person from possessing a firearm on a covered premises under certain circumstances; revising provisions relating to the confiscation and disposal of dangerous weapons; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Senator Melanie Scheible
4030 South Jones Boulevard, #30125
Las Vegas, NV 89173-8806
Senator Nicole J. Cannizzaro
361 Soubrette Court
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Senator James Ohrenschall
P.O. Box 97741
Las Vegas, NV 89193-7741
Senator Dallas Harris
8020 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 100, #271
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Senator James A. Settelmeyer
2388 Highway 395
Minden, NV 89423-8923
Senator Ira Hansen
68 Amigo Court
Sparks, NV 89441-6213
Senator Keith F. Pickard
10120 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 140
Henderson, NV 89052
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I am writing to express my opposition to Senate Bill 452 which prohibits the possession of a firearm on a covered premises in certain circumstances.
I take issue with this bill not because of what’s in it, but rather, what is missing. Because I am a freedom loving American, I believe anyone has the right to prohibit the possession of a firearm on their private property. However, if a business or an individual so chooses to remove my ability to defend myself, then they must take responsibility for my safety and either provide armed security guards or other means of protection to ensure my overall well-being.
The fact is, a criminal seeking to do harm in/on a “covered premises” will pay no attention to the proposed amendments to chapter 202 of the NRS nor the required signage mentioned therein. For this bill to be effective, property owners electing to prohibit firearms on their premises must, in doing so, be required to hold liability for all patrons who enter their property. Should any patron experience an act of violence, whether purely physical or with the use of any weapon, the property owner should be held 100% liable for any damages, both physical and mental, that occur as a result.
It is a Natural Right for an individual to be able to protect themselves from harm. This bill, as written, essentially strips citizens of that right. If the purpose of this bill is to protect Nevadans, then it needs to be modified to include the considerations mentioned above. For these reasons, I ask that you motion to amend or oppose this bill entirely until these issues can be addressed.