January 31, 2015
Nevada Assembly lawmakers are considering a bill that would require anyone under an extended restraining order in a domestic violence case to surrender firearms.
Assemblyman William Horne says the bill was amended to still allow for ownership of guns, but requires the person under such an order to relinquish any firearms until the order expires.
The Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force reports that the majority of domestic violence deaths are caused by
guns. Nationally, about 25-hundred women have died as a result of
domestic violence since 2004.
The task force didn't provide specific numbers of such deaths in
Nevada, but noted that in 2004 the state ranked 5th among the
states in the numbers of women killed by someone they knew
Details on how the guns will be surrendered and where they would
be stored are still being worked out.
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