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Federal judge denies bid to block 'ghost gun' ban in Nevada

Ghost Guns Lawsuit-Nevada
Posted at 2:32 PM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 17:32:57-04

LAS VEGAS (AP)  — A U.S. judge won't block a Nevada law banning the manufacture and possession of so-called ghost guns that don't have serial numbers.

U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno issued a court order Monday refusing to prevent enforcement of the law signed in June by Gov. Steve Sisolak. The law goes into effect Jan. 1.

The judge says she's not convinced the measure violates Second Amendment gun rights and a Fifth Amendment ban on government seizure of property.

Plaintiffs, including the Firearms Policy Coalition, called the decision misguided and flawed and said they're weighing an appeal.