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Parents of Reno homicide victim appear in NRA video

The National Rifle Association on Monday released a video in opposition to a November ballot initiative that could expand firearm background checks to private party sales and transfers.

The nearly six-minute video was designed to be shared on social media as part of the gun lobby’s Nevadans for Freedom campaign.

The parents of a Reno homicide victim say in the video that the law would not have prevented their son’s death, because the gun used was illegally obtained as part of a drug deal.

Nevada rancher and state Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, claims in the video that Question 1 would criminalize the exchange of ranch rifles.

“If this passes, an employee will not have the ability to have a ranch gun in their vehicle without first going down and talking to a firearms dealer, and then at the end of the day, they’d have to transfer the gun back,” Settelmeyer says. “It gains nothing.”

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