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Vote NO on Gun Control Question 1

This November, Nevadans will be asked to vote on one of the most restrictive gun control measures the Silver State has ever seen. The initiative, if passed, would result in virtually every transfer of a firearm in Nevada being subjected to federal record keeping and a background check. The initiative does nothing to stop criminals or address the broken mental health system, but rather creates a massive regulatory scheme that disproportionately impacts law-abiding gun owners.

 

Criminals, by definition, do not obey the law. And no initiative will force them to start. Criminals will continue to acquire firearms where they do now: the black market, theft, and by other illicit means.

The initiative would criminalize otherwise law-abiding gun owners for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or family member for not complying with excessive requirements.

"Universal" Background Checks are not universal because criminals will never comply with these requirements. According to the National Institute of Justice, "Universal" Background Checks are unenforceable without requiring complete gun registration.

Don't Be Fooled By Lies

Question 1 is the latest, most comprehensive attempt to restrict the rights of law-abiding Nevadan gun owners. Don't be fooled. This initiative is more than just a background check bill— it has nothing to do with a "Safer Nevada" or addressing crime. Hidden within its language is a callous attempt to restrict the rights of all law-abiding Nevadans and unknowingly turn them into criminals.

MYTH

Question 1 is a gun safety measure.

FACT

This initiative has nothing to do with safety or addressing crime—the only people impacted would be law-abiding Nevadans. Not only are "universal" background checks never universal—criminals, by nature, will never comply with the requirements—they are unenforceable without requiring complete gun registration.

MYTH

Question 1 includes “reasonable exceptions.”

FACT

The initiative supposedly exempts transfers for hunting and shooting ranges, but because of the initiative language, the exemptions are restrictive and confusing. For example, a firearm can be borrowed to shoot at an established shooting range, however, that same activity away from an established range such as BLM land is not authorized and would constitute an illegal transfer.

MYTH

"Criminals go to gun shows to buy guns with no background check."

FACT

In each of several studies by the U.S. Department of Justice over the last 23 years, between 0.6 and 0.8 percent of state prison inmates incarcerated for gun crimes obtained guns at gun shows. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Guns Used in Crime, July 1995; Firearms Use by Offenders, November 2001; and Firearm Violence, 1993-2011, May 2013.)

MYTH

Question 1 only applies to firearms sales/transfers at gun shows.

FACT

Question 1 would criminalize otherwise law-abiding gun owners for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or family member for not complying with excessive requirements.

Latest News

Elko Daily Press  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nevada: Gun law backers too wily for their own good external link

The initiative backers — in order to avoid having a fiscal note saying what the mandatory background checks would cost taxpayers, something that might cost votes — wrote the new law to say that those ...

Las Vegas Review Journal  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Attorney General Adam Laxalt: Nevada’s Question 1 wouldn’t have stopped Las Vegas Strip attacker external link

The horrific massacre in Las Vegas was one of the worst displays of violence our state and our nation have ever seen. Yet as we continue to deal with the shock and the grief of ...

National Review Online  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Study Finds Background-Check Laws in Wa. and Colo. Did Nothing external link

In the Guardian, Lois Beckett highlights a new study that has found that background-check laws in Washington and Colorado have “had little measurable effect”.

Nevada Bloomberg: Spotlight  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Poll Shocker: “Overwhelming” Support for More Background Checks is Actually Rather Underwhelming

Lacking evidence that gun control restrictions reduce crime or enhance public safety, proponents of such measures seek to ...

Nevada Bloomberg: Spotlight  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Home Alone in Washington State

Back in 2013, when Washington State’s anti-gun groups rolled out Initiative 594, they promised voters this “universal background ...

Ways You Can Take Action Now

Election Day 2016 will be here before you know it and, to ensure this gun-control initiative is rejected, we need your active participation now!

Every vote counts! Defeating this initiative will require that every single freedom-loving Nevadan get registered and show up at the polls on election day.

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