A bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases in Nevada has passed a Senate committee.
Senator Dean Heller will be urged to take action on gun violence at a downtown Las Vegas rally.
As the dust begins to settle from a scuffle in the Nevada Legislature over gun control, only two substantial plans remain that would overhaul firearms policy in the state.
Although gun control legislation failed in the Senate earlier this week, its supporters vow to try again.
In a major setback for gun control advocates, the Senate Wednesday voted down a key amendment to the embattled Democratic gun bill, signaling the increasingly dim prospects of any meaningful legislative action aimed at strengthening America’s gun laws.
Senator Dean Heller says he will vote against a bipartisan bill supporters hope will prevent gun violence.
Nevada lawmakers have endorsed two bills restricting access to firearms for mentally ill people when it is determined they are a danger to themselves or others.
Senator Dean Heller wants both political parties to work together on the economy.
The information about Loughner’s mental state — and the fact that no one did much to get him help — emerged as a key theme in roughly 2,700 pages of investigative papers released Wednesday. Still, there was nothing to indicate exactly why he targeted Giffords.
Hundreds of pages of police reports in the investigation of the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords are being released Wednesday, marking the public’s first glimpse into documents that authorities have kept private since the attack more than two years ago.
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