Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative (2016)
|Voting on Firearms|
|Not on ballot|
The measure exempts certain transfers of firearms from background checks, including transfers between immediate family members and temporary transfers while hunting or for immediate self-defense.
Supporters refer to the measure as The Background Check Initiative.
As of 2014, firearms may be sold by individuals via advertisements and at gun shows without requiring purchasers to undergo background checks.
Path to the ballot
Proponents of the initiative are required to collect 101,667 signatures by November 11, 2014. If supporters collect enough signatures by then, the legislature would approve or reject the initiative in 2015. If they reject the measure, it would go to voters in 2016.
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