Nevada: Magazine Ban Legislation Could be Considered in 2017 Legislative Session

Handguns, Semi Auto, 9mm, ammo, ammunition
Handguns, Semi Auto, 9mm, ammo, ammunition
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -( Remember when the anti-gunners claimed they only wanted background checks?  Looks like they are already back for more.  

After spending almost 20 million dollars to narrowly pass Question 1, anti-gun groups and advocates are already beating the drum for more gun control in the Silver State.

Over the weekend, the Las Vegas Sun published an editorial advocating for a ban on so-called “high capacity” magazines.

The article shows the arbitrary nature of their demands by stating they would be fine with either a 10 or 15 round limitation.  Well which is it, 10 or 15?  Why not 15 or 20?

The article goes on to belittle gun owners and make the usual rhetoric to support their claims, while inadvertently highlighting the reason why arbitrary limits on standard capacity magazines can put the good guy acting in self-defense at risk. The article quotes Sheriff Lombardo of Clark County, “It’s also not uncommon for guns to jam during magazine change-outs, Lombardo says.”  In a critical self-defense situation, an individual should not be limited in their ability to defend themselves and they should not have to waste precious time by changing out a magazine.

Noticeably missing from the anti-gunners calls for magazine restrictions is the fact that this was already tried at the federal level and an independent study found that gun and magazine bans—including those on semi-automatic firearms and standard-capacity magazines—don’t prevent crime.  Additionally, ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are standard equipment [NOT high capacity] for many handguns and rifles that Americans keep for self-defense.  Further, according to a recent report out of California, magazine bans have had no “actual impact” in areas where they are in place.

As such, legislation to limit magazine capacities would do nothing to stop crime or keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.  Instead, it would arbitrarily limit your ability to defend and protect yourself and your loved ones.

As always your NRA-ILA will be there to fight for your rights in Carson City and beyond.  Please stay tuned to your email inbox and for updates on firearm and hunting legislation including potential magazine ban legislation during the 2017 legislative session.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

California anti gun cancer spreads ……


Nevada’s state, county, city and tourism functionaries might want to consider the financial consequences of this californication of Nevada and do a little leaning in the direction of civil rights. I don’t travel to or through CA anymore because of the lack of free will there. Nevada, I would say, has a lot more to loose as there’s not a lot of reason the average person would want to set foot there (for arguments sake) other than the gambling and hookers. Curiously, both of the above activities are illegal in most other states except on tribal land. I don’t go… Read more »

Bob in Florida

The Californians moving into Nevada to escape the lousy business and political practices of the Golden State are not content to leave behind the practices that caused their state to be such a cesspool. They are being supplemented by the ‘carpetbaggers’ employed by Bloomberg and his ‘Mommies Against …’ community organizers. Until the Nevadans see this and establish permanent organizations in Clark and Washoe(?) Counties (Las Vegas and Tahoe/Reno) to fight these outsider efforts, they will be at the political mercy of these ‘radical jihadists’ . Bloomberg identified a weakness in a number of the Western rural states (Nevada being… Read more »


Navadans better grow a set of balls and cut the gun grabbers off at the knees !


Not gonna happen, too many Kommieforniastan fools have moved there. The ONLY thing to stop this nonsense is President Trump getting great appointees to the SCOTUS. RKBA, un-infringed.


Once they incrementally deprive you of your 2nd Amendment protections they’ll try to take the rest of your Freedoms in one full swoop!

Roy D.

Let’s see, the 1994 Federal gun bill had some, for the gun control groups, unintended consequences. Two things come to mind, smaller handguns and handguns chambered for larger rounds than normal. This availability of small handguns was one of the factors leading to the adoption of concealed carry laws in a number of states. And the larger rounds allows those small guns, and the “normal” sized ones, to be just as effective as higher capacity guns. It was a case of being given a bunch of lemons and making lemonade.


This is my shocked face…

Anyone who thought they would not be coming back for more cake after the back ground check initiative was passed is a fool. After this they’ll be back for more in the form of AWB, random stranger gun restraining orders, etc. Clark County can out-vote the rest of the state and force whatever liberal-progressive nonsense they like and the rest just have to bit the pillow.