gun background checks

Alexa Ard

Voters have narrowly approved an initiative to tighten gun background checks in Nevada.

Supporters of the initiative, "Question 1" on the ballot, say they wanted to close what they call a loophole in current law by requiring background checks through a licensed gun dealer when most firearms change hands.

Jennifer Crowe is with Nevadans for Background Checks, the group that sponsored the measure. She says many criminals try to buy guns through private sales, often done online or at gun shows.

This week Nevada’s largest police group is endorsing a November ballot initiative that if approved, would require background checks in private gun sales. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.