Question #1: If the Initiative passes, people would have to get a background check just to share guns with family members.


Question 1 includes reasonable exceptions to the background check requirement for family members, hunting, and self-defense.

Nevada already requires background checks for all gun sales.



Under current law, background checks are only required for gun sales at licensed dealers. Millions of guns change hands each year between unlicensed buyers and sellers, including strangers who meet online or at gun shows -- no background check required, no questions asked. (Philip J. Cook & Jens Ludwig, Guns in America, 1996, available at


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