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March 14, 2013
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Bill makes it harder for mentally ill to get guns

Sen. Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, told fellow members of Health and Human Services on Thursday Senate Bill 221 would make it harder for the mentally ill to get guns and make mental health professionals report when a client makes threats. He said the bill would make courts report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within five days after someone is committed instead of the up to 45 days it takes now. Universal background checks drew some protests but Jones said he isn’t calling for limits on transfers within a family and the like. “I’m certainly not here to …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 14, 2013 11:31PM Published Mar 15, 2013 03:20AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.