Attention on gun control may make NRC licensees focus on 161A

In the wake of the tragic events at Sandy Hook and a number of other school shootings, several states have implemented or are looking at implementing stricter gun control legislation banning assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, which could include some types of weapons used by security forces at a number of nuclear power plants. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees should keep a close eye on developments in gun control law and how they may affect the use and purchase of weapons and certain types of ammunition by security personnel at their plants.

Some states expressly exempt nuclear power plants from such bans, but some do not. In any event, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensees should keep a close eye on developments in gun control law and how they may affect the use and purchase of weapons and certain types of ammunition by security personnel at their plants…

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