Lawmakers are considering a measure that could implement what are known as "Red Flag" laws.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

A bill to tighten portions of Nevada’s gun laws is picking up steam after a month-long delay. 

Alexa Ard

Last November, Nevada voters approved Question 1, an initiative that requires all private firearm sales and transfers to undergo background checks, including those at gun shows.

But a video taken less than a week after the Las Vegas massacre shows gun sellers at a Reno gun show selling firearms without the required background checks.

NRA Launches First Ad Buy In Reno Market

Jun 29, 2016
Alexa Ard

The National Rifle Association has launched its first TV ad of the election cycle, targeting several battleground states, including Nevada. The NRA is spending $100,000 in the Reno market to air the ad, featuring a former security contractor, Mark Geist, who was a member of the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

This November, Nevadans will vote whether to expand background checks to private gun sales. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports the National Rifle Association opposes the ballot initiative arguing that’s not how criminals are getting their weapons.

Background checks are not required in unlicensed gun sales or at gun shows in Nevada. This ballot measure would shut that loophole.