Nevada Among States Outlawing Guns for Domestic Abusers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is among 13 states that have tightened restrictions in the last two years to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
FBI data analyzed by The Associated Press shows the state had 94 people shot to death by a spouse, ex-spouse or dating partner from 2006 to 2014. That number included 71 in the Las Vegas area. Nevada lawmakers tried to address the issue with a law last year banning anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing a gun.
Such laws are a rare area of consensus in the highly polarized national debate over guns. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the law last June. It also prohibits people from buying a gun if they've been ordered by a court to stay away from their estranged partner.