Court Dismisses Background Check Lawsuit Against Sandoval, Laxalt

A judge recently dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxait did not do enough to enforce a law to expand background checks on gun sales. The Background Act Check, approved by voters in 2016, was never implemented because Laxait determined that it could not be enforced as written. Known as Question 1, the law would require background checks on private-party gun transfers. The FBI, however, said that it would not conduct the screening because a state cannot enforce how federal resources are used.

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