Nevada’s grade goes up

Nevada’s gun safety rating went up on the annual Gun Law Scorecard issued by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Each year, the law center grades each state on the strength of its gun laws, showing that states with stronger gun laws have lower gun rates of gun deaths. Nevada raised its grade in 2019, from a D to a C+ after passing new gun safety legislation.

In November 2016, Nevada voters approved Ballot Question 1, changing the law to require background checks for private gun sales between individuals and at events like gun shows. However, then Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt cried foul, saying that the way the law was written made it unenforceable. A revised version was signed into law on Feb. 15, 2019 to fix the deficiencies of Question 1.