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Gun debate expected to return before Nevada lawmakers

Posted at 8:53 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 11:53:03-04

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Pro-gun rights groups are preparing for another round of contentious debate as Nevada lawmakers prepare to hear a gun bill that seeks to ban bump stocks and allow local governments to pass their own gun laws.

The groups say they are concerned Democrats will expedite passage of the measure like they did with a gun background check bill earlier this legislative session.

The bill expanding background checks was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak days after it received a committee hearing.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro says that process is not the intent with the gun measure scheduled to be heard Monday before a joint meeting of a Senate and Assembly committee.