Assembly passes gun sale bill |

Assembly passes gun sale bill

(AP) – The Nevada Assembly has unanimously approved a bill making it easier to buy and sell guns across state lines.

AB217 repeals a section of state law that only allows such sales if the buyer and seller live in states adjacent to Nevada. The bill allows sales of rifles and shotguns between a resident of one state and a federally licensed firearms dealer in another state.

Sales must comply with the laws of both states included in the transaction.

Nevada’s law reflected the 1968 Gun Control Act but did not reflect updates from the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986.

Thirty legislators, including members from both parties, co-sponsored the bill.

AB217 passed Monday and now heads to the Senate.