Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's office has been flooded with more than 100,000 telephone calls about a controversial bill expanding gun background checks, reports the Las Vegas Sun. There were 44,000 calls on Monday alone, and about three-quarters of the callers opposed the bill that would require background checks for sales or transfers of guns between private parties.
The bill was approved by the state Senate on an 11-10 vote and by the Assembly 23-18 on the final day of the Legislature. Sandoval has says he will veto the legislation. It would require those obtaining guns in a private transaction to go to a licensed gun dealer for a federal background check. Private sellers who fail to ensure a background check is completed could be charged with a gross misdemeanor and barred from having a gun for two years.