In a memorandum explaining the order, Lane wrote, "By direction of the Nevada Supreme Court, we are improving safety and security in the courthouse. There have been examples across the nation of violence occurring in the courthouse by people using weapons brought in by courthouse staff. To improve courthouse security, no one is allowed to possess or bring a weapon into the courthouse..." Law enforcement personnel, bailiffs, district attorney's investigators, juvenile and adult Parole & Probation Department personnel, state prison officers and other staff assigned to guard prisoners are not covered by the new rule. Their weapons must be carried or properly secured. For anyone desiring to carry a banned item into the courthouse, any trial judge in his own courthouse is allowed to grant permission to a person to have a weapon. A request form must be completed for review by the appropriate judge, who must then approve or deny the request in writing.
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