Media Advisory: Veterans, Gun Owners, Concerned Nevadans To Flyer Henderson Neighborhoods In Support Of Nevada Senate Bill 221, Bill To Keep Guns Out Of The Hands Of Criminals And Other Dangerous People

Veterans, Gun Owners, Activists Will Walk Neighborhoods, Drop Literature Urging Nevada Senate to Pass Bill to Expand Background Checks to All Gun Sales in the State

86 Percent of Nevada Voters Support Background Checks on All Gun Sales;

May 17, 2013, 11:48 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

LAS VEGAS, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans, gun owners and concerned Nevadans will flyer Henderson neighborhoods on Friday in support of S.B. 221, the Nevada Senate bill that would help keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the seriously mentally ill and other dangerous people.

S.B. 221 will the close the private sale loophole, requiring background checks on all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions. The bill will require all gun sales go through licensed gun dealers. 97.1 percent of Nevada residents live within 10 miles of a licensed gun dealer. There are 509 licensed dealers in Nevada, four times the number of post offices in the state. This bill will therefore not burden private sellers, who already have to meet their purchasers to complete a sale. For more information, visit


Flyering Henderson Neighborhoods in support of S.B. 221


Veterans, Gun Owners, Concerned Nevadans


Friday, May 17 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


DMV and Surrounding Areas

1399 American Pacific Dr.

Henderson, NV 89074

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