Bill instills universal background checks on guns

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Updated: 5/06/2013 1:28 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — 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.

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.

Democratic Sen. Justin Jones of Las Vegas says the amendment was proposed to avoid the cost to the state from SB221 and hopefully advance the bill.

But the changes raised questions about the feasibility of having some sales going through the state and others not, so its passage is still questionable.

Without the amendment, Democratic Sen. Debbie Smith of Sparks says the bill would have had little chance because of the cost.

 

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Kramer - 5/6/2013 1:33 PM
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"instills"? While this May be correct, rarely used in this context. yuppity journalism, eh Nv4? try "requires" and save us the inspirational tack
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