CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill mandating background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting armor piercing bullets and taxing firearm sales has been introduced in the Nevada Assembly.

AB234 is sponsored by Democratic Majority Leader William Horne of Las Vegas. It was one of two bills dealing with guns introduced Monday. The other, AB232, is at the opposite end of the gun debate spectrum and would allow the carrying of concealed firearms without a permit.

Both bills were referred to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

They are among several bills already pending in the Nevada Legislature in the wake of recent mass shootings around the country and the growing debate in Washington over gun policy and mental health.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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