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April 10, 2013
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How to keep firearms from mentally ill in Nevada stirs heated debate

Opponents of legislation designed to bar the mentally ill from buying guns argued Tuesday that filing that ban with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System based on a petition from a psychiatrist violates due process and an individual’s Second Amendment rights. Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, who wrote Senate Bill 277, told members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee he has made efforts to resolve those complaints but still has not managed to persuade gun groups such as the National Rifle Association to support it. He said those amendments include giving the person facing a commitment petition immediate …

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