Interview: Exploring Nevada's Question 1 To Expand Background Checks

Nov 2, 2016

We’re hearing a lot about the Nevada ballot measure to tighten regulations on gun sales. The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan think tank based in Nevada that has provided a detailed fact sheet on the initiative, exploring the pros and cons. Executive Director Nancy Brune spoke with our reporter Bob Conrad to explain their findings.

Credit Angela Schmeidel Randall / CC BY-SA 2.0

“The folks who are opposed to this measure argue that this measure is really restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners," says Brune. "They haven’t really done anything wrong and yet now they’re going to be required to undergo an additional step when they transfer a firearm.”

Advocates for the measure say it'll keep more guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and the mentally ill. You can find more information here and here