CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would restrict people convicted of domestic violence from having a gun, but would also expand concealed carry laws and broaden the definition of justifiable homicide.

SB175 was introduced in the Nevada Senate on Wednesday. It’s sponsored by several Republican senators and Assembly members.

It would prohibit a person from owning a gun if they’ve been convicted of domestic violence, or purchasing one if there’s a restraining order filed against them.

Democratic Sen. Debbie Smith said before the session that she wanted to address the issue, although Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson said he’s also been working on the matter for several months.

The bill would also change the law to allow more out-of-state concealed gun permit owners to legally carry in Nevada.

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