By CN Staff
By Dan Zimmerman via TTAG
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed a so-called universal background check bill into law yesterday. The measure outlaws private gun sales in the state. That means Nevadans now need government permission to sell a firearm to a friend.ADVERTISING
The Democrats who control the legislature sped the bill through the legislative process to give opponents as little time as possible to gather opposition.
From the Las Vegas Sun:
Introduced on Tuesday, it was sped through the legislative process faster than normal, drawing concerns from Republican lawmakers about the speed and rebukes from Democrats that voters had requested the law in a 2016 ballot measure. The measure was narrowly passed by voters in 2016 calling for increased background checks.
That 2016 ballot measure narrowly passed after a heavily Bloomberg-financed campaign. But it was so poorly conceived and written that it proved to be unenforceable.
Gov. Sisolak had this to say upon signing the new bill:
The bill I’m about to sign is a long-overdue, common-sense measure that will make Nevada safer and has the power to save lives from gun …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation