Matt Woolbright
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May 6, 2013
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Background-check effort gains new life

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A late amendment to a bill mandating universal background checks for gun purchases in Nevada has given the effort renewed life in the state Legislature. Sen. Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, presented the proposed change to SB221 to the Senate Finance Committee on Monday. The bill’s primary goal is to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns, Jones said previously. Under the amendment, all private sales would go through federal firearms dealers directly to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System — bypassing the state background system and associated costs. “The idea here is to move forward …

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