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March 16, 2013
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Kieckhefer bill would ban gun ownership after involuntary psych evaluation holds

Anyone held for a psychological evaluation would be barred from purchasing a firearm under a bill introduced Friday by Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno. Senate Bill 277 has a narrower focus than the bill introduced by Sen. Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, which would also mandate universal background checks for all transfers of gun ownership. That provision in Senate Bill 221 drew opposition from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations. Kieckhefer said he worked on his measure with the NRA to narrowly focus on the problem of mentally ill people not being reported to the National Instant Criminal Background …

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