You know it is a bad law when it must contain this many exceptions.
Senate Bill 221 would make it a crime to “transfer” a firearm from one private citizen to another, instead requiring the transfer to go through a license firearms dealer, a background check and a $30 fee. The bill passed the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday on a party-line vote and could be voted on in the Senate today.
As soon as I heard about it, I started wondering what this might criminalize. Could I go to the shooting range with a friend and allow him to fire one of my weapons or I his? Could I give a grandson a rifle?
Well someone sat around for sometime thinking about this too. Here are the exceptions in the bill (line numbers and all):
Sec. 7.8. The provisions of NRS 202.254 do not apply to:
34 1. A transfer of a firearm to a person who is a holder of a
35 permit to carry a concealed firearm issued pursuant to the
36 provisions of NRS 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive.
37 2. A transfer of a firearm to a person who holds a license as a
38 manufacturer or importer in firearms issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
39 § 923.
40 3. A transfer of an antique firearm, as defined in 18 U.S.C. §
41 921, or a curio or relic, as defined in 27 C.F.R. § 478.11.
42 4. A transfer of a firearm that is a gift or loan between family
43 members who are related by consanguinity or affinity within the
44 second degree.
1 5. A transfer of a firearm that occurs by operation of law or
2 because of the death of a person for whom the person transferring
3 the firearm is an executor or administrator of an estate or a
4 trustee of a trust created in a will.
5 6. A transfer of a firearm that is temporary and occurs while
6 in the home of the person to whom the firearm is transferred if the
7 person to whom the firearm is transferred:
8 (a) Is not prohibited from possessing a firearm; and
9 (b) Reasonably believes that possession of the firearm is
10 necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily injury to the
11 person making the transfer or others.
12 7. A temporary transfer of possession of a firearm without
13 transfer of ownership or title to ownership of the firearm, if such
14 transfer takes place:
15 (a) At a shooting range located in or on any premises owned or
16 occupied by a duly incorporated organization organized for
17 conservation purposes or to foster proficiency with firearms;
18 (b) At a target firearm shooting competition under the
19 auspices of, or approved by, a state agency or a nonprofit
20 organization; or
21 (c) While hunting, fishing, target shooting or trapping if:
22 (1) The hunting, fishing, target shooting or trapping is
23 legal in all places where the person to whom the firearm is
24 transferred possesses the firearm; and
25 (2) The person to whom the firearm is transferred holds all
26 licenses or permits required for such hunting, fishing, target
27 shooting or trapping.
28 8. A temporary transfer of a firearm that occurs while in the
29 presence of the owner of the firearm.
30 9. A transfer of a firearm from a person serving in the Armed
31 Forces of the United States to an immediate family member if the
32 person transferring the firearm will be deployed outside the United
33 States within 30 days after the transfer.
34 10. A temporary transfer of a firearm from a person to a
35 mental health professional or to the person’s physician if the
36 mental health professional, the physician or the person believes
37 the transfer is necessary to protect the health or safety of the
38 person or others.
Did they miss anything? I’m sure they did.