Nevada Senate passes gun background check bill

Nevada Senate passes gun background check bill

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FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Republican Assemblyman Chris Edwards asks a question of state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson and William Rosen, with Everytown for Gun Safety, during a hearing for Senate Bill 143 at the Nevada Legislature Building in Carson City, Nev. The Nevada Senate passed a bill Wednesday, Feb. 13, to expand background checks to private gun sales and transfers, marking a step forward in a years-long effort to close the loophole. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File) less FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Republican Assemblyman Chris Edwards asks a question of state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson and William Rosen, with Everytown for Gun Safety, during a … more Photo: Jason Bean, AP CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Legislation to expand background checks to private gun sales and transfers passed Wednesday in the state Senate with a party-line vote, marking a step forward in a years-long push to close the loophole. Lawmakers delivered emotional speeches on both sides of the issue one day after a Senate committee approved the measure. Recommended Video Speed Normal Quality Auto Quality Speed 0.25 0.50 0.75 Normal 1.25 1.50 1.75 00:00 00:00 Lawmakers say the legislation would be a fix to a 2016 gun background check initiative approved by voters. The measure has gone unenforced. "A lot of us are relieved, I think we’re feeling like this is finally an issue we can put to bed," Senate Majority Leader Kelvin […]

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