Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NRA Lobbying Arm Fights Nevada Gun Background Check Measure

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NRA Lobbying Arm Fights Nevada Gun Background Check Measure

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - The National Rifle Association is using its muscle to fight a Nevada ballot question that would create a universal background check for gun purchases in the state. The association announced last week that its lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, launched a website encouraging people to vote against the measure, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

If passed, background checks would apply to private sales, including online and at gun shows.

The association says the measure is poorly written, costly and would make criminals out of law-abiding citizens.

Nevadans for Background Checks is pursuing the measure that supporters say closes a legal loophole to keep criminals from obtaining firearms. The measure made it onto the Nov. …

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