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Las Vegas officials unanimously pass bill to ban fake guns in a downtown district

Las Vegas officials unanimously pass bill to ban fake guns in a downtown district despite it being legal to carry real guns in the state of Nevada

  • The Las Vegas City Council announced the legislation on Wednesday that bans toy and replica firearms in the city’s hallmark Fremont East district
  • Fake firearms are also banned on public sidewalks bordering the area, bill says 
  • Violators of the bill can be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to the document 
  • Bill was passed despite it being legal to carry real firearms in the state of Nevada

City officials have unanimously passed a bill to ban fake guns in downtown Las Vegas, despite it being legal to carry real firearms in the state of Nevada.

The Las Vegas City Council announced the legislation on Wednesday that bans toy and replica firearms in the city’s hallmark Fremont East district.

According to the document, fake firearms are also banned on the public sidewalks bordering the area, which includes Main Street, Ogden Avenue, Seventh Street and Carson Avenue. 

City officials have unanimously passed a bill to ban fake guns in Las Vegas’ hallmark Fremont East district (file image), despite it being legal to carry real firearms in the state

According to the document, fake firearms are also banned on the public sidewalks bordering the area, which includes Main Street, Ogden Avenue, Seventh Street and Carson Avenue

According to the document, fake firearms are also banned on the public sidewalks bordering the area, which includes Main Street, Ogden Avenue, Seventh Street and Carson Avenue

'Any toy firearm, imitation firearm, or replica firearm which substantially duplicates and can reasonably be perceived to be an actual operable firearm as "firearm" is defined' is banned by the new bill

‘Any toy firearm, imitation firearm, or replica firearm which substantially duplicates and can reasonably be perceived to be an actual operable firearm as “firearm” is defined’ is banned by the new bill

‘Any toy firearm, imitation firearm, or replica firearm which substantially duplicates and can reasonably be perceived to be an actual operable firearm as “firearm” is defined’ is banned by the new bill. 

The bill also listed fake weapons like swords, knives and bow and arrows.

Violators of the bill can be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

According to the document, the bill was sponsored by Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, a former assemblywoman who represents Fremont East.

The Fremont East district has become the latest jurisdiction to ban fake guns the state of Nevada where it is legal to carry unconcealed, real firearms. 

A spokesman told the Las Vegas Review Journal that the bill was brought on by the city’s Public Safety Department.

The bill also listed fake weapons like swords, knives and bow and arrows. Pictured is a woman holding a fake gun at Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas

The bill also listed fake weapons like swords, knives and bow and arrows. Pictured is a woman holding a fake gun at Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas 

The department sought to improve safety in the district by making the laws consistent with those on the Strip. 

Christine Brown, the co-president of the Northern Nevada chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, told Journal that she would prefer local policymakers use their voices to influence state lawmakers to act against open-carry laws. 

‘I understand that if you have a toy and someone thinks that’s a real gun, that could cause grave concern,’ she said. 

‘However, people are out there with real guns legally, and I think that should be of grave concern.’

In October 2012, officials unanimously passed a bill that outlawed display or use of any toy or replica firearm along the Strip. 

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