45°F
weather icon Clear
app-logo
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Few courts comply with gun law; Clark County an exception

Northern Nevada courts are failing to comply with a new state gun-ban notification law, a Reno Gazette-Journal investigation found.

The law requires all state courts to send records of people deemed by a judge to have a mental illness to the Nevada Department of Public Safety so they can be added to a national database of those prohibited from possessing firearms. But few Nevada courts have complied with the law since it took effect Jan. 1, 2010 .

Julie Butler, chief of records for the Department of Public Safety, said that as of mid-November, it had only received data from two state courts. Clark County District Court sent 472 names and White Pine County sent four.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Family awarded $10.5M in Utah park death

The U.S. will pay family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Alec Baldwin, specialist face charges of involuntary manslaughter

Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed the charging documents naming the actor and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who supervised weapons on the set of the Western “Rust.”

Santos steps down from committees amid ethics issues

He was assigned to two fairly low-profile panels, the House Committee on Small Business and to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.