CARSON CITY (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are debating a bill to allow
gun owners with concealed-weapon permits from one of more than a
dozen other states to carry their weapons in Nevada.
Currently, Nevada law doesn't recognize out-of-state permits.
Senator John Lee is sponsoring the proposal, which would only
recognize the permits of states that have rules similar to or
stricter than Nevada's permit rules. The attorney general's office
would determine which states make the list. Lee says that 14 other
states' permits would be valid if the bill passes with amendments
proposed by police.
Police representatives support Lee's bill, even though they have
opposed such agreements in years past. They say better technology,
such as online databases of permit-holders, will make it safe to
recognize some other states' permits.
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