Nevada group begins push for gun background checks

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Updated: 8/18 1:38 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada state senator, a church pastor, a former Las Vegas sheriff and a women's shelter official launched a signature-gathering drive to put a gun purchase background check initiative on the 2016 statewide ballot.

Democratic Sen. Justin Jones said Monday the Nevadans for Background Checks initiative would have some changes from a measure that he sponsored and the 2013 Legislature passed as SB221.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed that measure before it became law.

Pastor Robert Fowler, Safe Nest community relations chief Lisa Lynn Chapman and former Clark County Sheriff Bill Young were first to sign the initiative petition Monday at Fowler's Victory Missionary Baptist Church.

The group now has until Nov. 11 to collect a little under 102,000 signatures to qualify for a statewide vote in two years.

 

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SuperNinja - 8/19/2014 2:48 PM
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@sierra11 serving in the military doesn't have anything to do with how our government works. Maybe if you spend more time learning about what really happens in Congress instead of trolling local sites like this you would know a thing or two.

sierra11 - 8/18/2014 5:30 PM
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There are ENOUGH restriction all ready! SN if you had done a hitch in the Military maybe you wouldn't be so ready to regurgitate the vomit that just came out of your mouth!

SuperNinja - 8/18/2014 4:28 PM
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I'm not against background checks for private party sales, but I am against all the BS our elected officials HIDE in the legislation. You vote for background checks? Great, now you get background checks and you need to register all of your firearms with the S.O. Or maybe you get background checks and the sponsor of the bill gets a budget for something on their own personal agenda totally unrelated to background checks. We can't possibly read everything in a bill so things get stuffed into them all the time.

sierra11 - 8/18/2014 3:52 PM
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Even Grampa's hunt'in rifle ain't safe now..................complete registration! I guarantee the monkeys with guns in Ferguson MO got theirs in a back alley, or stole them. This kind of registration will only affect everyday citizens with no criminal history. Can you imagine? Martial Law has been established in Ferguson(they just won't say it), all firearms can and could be confiscated. Authorities will know exactly what house and how many weapons! Could you imagine being unarmed in the face of this horsesh!t that is happening there? SUPPORT THIS......GET USED TO IT!
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