REUTERS: Nevada Governor Vetoes Bill To Strengthen Gun Background Checks, Says Bill Would Erode Constitution RightsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 22:57
REUTERS: Nevada Governor Vetoes Bill To Strengthen Gun Background Checks, Says Bill Would Erode Constitution Rights
By Alexia Shurmur
LAS VEGAS | Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:10pm EDT
(Reuters) - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Thursday vetoed Democratic-backed legislation that would have strengthened gun-control rules by requiring background checks on customers in all gun sales in the state, including private transactions.
The Republican governor said in a veto statement that the bill amounted to an erosion of Nevadans' constitutional right to bear arms that would do "little to prevent criminals from unlawfully obtaining firearms."