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Hearing Set on Move to Block Nevada Gun Initiative

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Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on a move to block an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada.
 
A group called Nevadans for Background Checks filed the petition on June 20, saying it was spurred by Gov. Brian Sandoval's veto of similar legislation passed by the 2013 Legislature.
 
But a group of opponents filed a lawsuit on July 14 to block the initiative.
 
Among other objections, opponents say the petition fails to make clear it would impose criminal penalties "even for a sale between law abiding citizens."
 
The Nevada Appeal reports opponents also say the language should be changed to make it clear to voters that "it criminalizes formerly voluntary conduct."    (AP)
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