In his veto message, Sandoval said the universal background checks provision “imposes unreasonable burdens and harsh penalties upon law abiding Nevadans, while doing little to prevent criminals from unlawfully obtaining firearms.”
Democratic leaders in Congress and the White House renewed their push for gun legislation on Thursday, just months after it was defeated in the Senate, amid delicate talks on a new background check measure that advocates hope could change enough votes from no to yes.
A second Colorado Democrat who is facing possible recall over gun control says she wouldn’t change her votes and has no plans to resign.
Sen. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, said Monday she’ll fight for her seat and that most constituents support the measures she backed. She addressed the recall hours after opponents dropped off some 13,500 signatures about 20 percent more than required in an attempt to recall the first term senator a year before she faces re election.
Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the president’s allies are asking him to do more without any new prospects of legislation to toughen gun laws.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against three gun accessory manufacturers, claiming they are breaking California’s gun laws.
The lawsuit filed is over the sale of high-capacity magazine repair kits that accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition. In 1999, the state of California enacted the prohibition on the sale and manufacture or import of large-capacity magazines and declared them to be public nuisances.
Eight counties in northern Colorado unhappy with the state’s new gun control laws and increased oil and gas regulation have proposed uniting to form a new state called North Colorado.
PTR Industries, a manufacturer of semiautomatic rifles that says it is leaving Connecticut in protest of that state’s new tough gun control laws, might be heading to New Hampshire.