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Governor Vetoes Gun Bill

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File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Private citizens in Nevada can keep selling firearms to each other without doing background checks.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed SB221 Thursday. The measure would have mandated background checks on all gun sales and transfers in the Silver State.

In his veto message, Sandoval says the background checks sections put “unreasonable” burdens on law-abiding Nevadans while doing little to prevent criminals from getting firearms illegally.

It is a significant defeat for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The organization spent hundreds of thousands of dollars working to get the bill passed through to the governor.

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