Gun background check bill opponents voice myriad of concerns

Gun background check bill opponents voice myriad of concerns

Gun Rights

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The Latest on a Nevada Legislature committee meeting on a gun sales background check bill (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Opponents to a gun sales background check bill say the proposed legislation is too broad and would make criminals out of law-abiding citizens. Streams of people opposing the bill spoke in front of lawmakers of both the Senate and the Assembly on Tuesday. Opponents to the measure raised a myriad of criticisms. Some said it would infringe on Second Amendment rights and would not help curb gun violence. Other opponents say the measure did nothing to address mental health and criminals would find their way to a firearm anyways. The measure allows a licensed dealer to charge a "reasonable fee" for a background check and overseeing the firearm transfer, a portion that drew criticism from opponents who argued it would hinder some gun ownership. 11:10 a.m. Survivors of a 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in are speaking in support of a Nevada bill expanding gun background checks to private gun sales and transfers. The attack on the Las Vegas Strip killed 58 people and left hundreds injured, becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. While gun reform advocates acknowledge the background check bill would not have stopped the Las Vegas Strip shooter Stephen Paddock from obtaining his guns, they say the measure is an important step to prevent gun violence. Democratic Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, who survived the 2017 […]

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