The Latest: Senate committee passes background check bill

The Latest: Senate committee passes background check bill

Gun Rights

The Latest on a Nevada Legislature committee meeting on a gun sales background check bill (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A Nevada Senate committee has passed a bill that would require background checks on gun sales and private transfers. The legislation Tuesday afternoon passed out of the Senate committee along party lines. Lawmakers from both the Assembly and the Senate spent a large portion of the day listening to public comment on the bill during a joint meeting. Recaptcha requires verification. protected by reCAPTCHA Privacy – Terms Privacy – Terms SIGN UP Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to the Sun Herald SUBSCRIBE WITH GOOGLE #ReadLocal The legislation Tuesday afternoon was only voted on my members of the Senate committee and not members of the Assembly. Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson says it is likely the bill will be voted on tomorrow. ___ 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 […]

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