Nevada Senate begins examination of gun policy


CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The brother of a taxicab driver killed last month in a fiery shootout and crash on the Las Vegas Strip is speaking out against gun violence.

Tehran Boldon urged members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

His brother, Michael Boldon, was one of three people killed Feb. 21 when the driver of a Maserati was gunned down and his car careened into others vehicles before erupting in a fireball.

Friday's hearing followed testimony late Thursday on a bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Justin Jones of Las Vegas. That measure heard by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee mandates universal background checks for all gun transactions in Nevada and tightens gun control laws for those suffering from mental illness.

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