Nevada's gun background check battle, part two

Nevada’s gun background check battle, part two

Gun Rights

Democrats, who now control the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s office, promise quick action on the bill LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — On Monday, Nevada Democrats unveiled their proposal to institute background checks on private gun sales in Nevada. A measure to do that, passed narrowly by voters in a 2016 initiative , had been stalled for the past two years. Democrats, who now control the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s office, promise quick action on the bill, Senate Bill 143, as the nation’s approaches Thursday’s anniversary of the mass shooting at a Florida high school. SB143 lists 8 primary sponsors and 28 co-sponsors, all Democrats. Hearings begin 8 a.m. Tuesday morning on the measure before a joint session of the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees. The hearing takes place in Carson City and will be video-conferenced to the Grant Sawyer State office building in Las Vegas, room 4412. Action can’t come soon enough for people like activist Ariana Saunders, with the group Moms Demand Action. “I’ve lost family members, I’ve had friends that have lost family members, yes. It’ s kind-of-hard not to be affected by gun violence,” Saunders says. “We want to see our community safer. The voters of Nevada voted for that legislation. A lot of volunteers for our organization worked hard to see that passed.” The debate about background checks brings out Second Amendment supporters, too. “From my own personal opinion, I don’t like it because it’s just more infringement on our rights,” says gun store […]

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