Nevada Democrats split on casino gun ban enforcement bill

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Firearms Prohibited warning sign at City of Chicago, Cook County, The Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers advanced a measure that would make it up to a felony to bring guns into certain large resorts and casinos where they are banned.

The policy would allow resort security to call law enforcement on visitors suspected of carrying in firearm-free zones to report trespassing without having to provide warning.

Provisions would only apply to businesses that opt in. They would require properties post clear signs about where guns aren’t allowed both on their premises and on their websites.

Though the bill passed through committee, it received opposition from an atypical coalition of interest groups that included criminal justice reform progressives and gun rights advocates.

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