Ballot Initiative Launched For Gun Checks

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A Glock .40 caliber handgun (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

A Glock .40 caliber handgun (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–A group has filed paperwork to launch an initiative to put gun background checks on the ballot in Nevada in 2016.

The move comes after the legislature passed a law requiring such checks on all gun purchases in Nevada was vetoed last year by Governor Sandoval.

The petition initiative needs just over 100-thousand signatures by early November this year to qualify for the 2016 ballot.

Proponents say it mirrors the legislation vetoed by the Governor. It exempts some gun transfers from a background check requirement. Nevada ballot initiatives can concentrate on one specific subject–and background checks are the sole provision of this initiative, according to Teresa Crawford of the group  Nevadans For Background Checks.

In an interview with KXNT, Crawford cited numerous polls, in Nevada and nationwide, which shows strong support for background checks.


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