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Nevada's Democratic US Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, is calling on Congress to take up gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.

On a rare occasion, both of Nevada's US Senators made back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor yesterday, to honor the victims of this month's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

Republican Senator Dean Heller told his fellow lawmakers Las Vegas has been able to come together to form a tighter community.

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Voters have narrowly approved an initiative to tighten gun background checks in Nevada.

Supporters of the initiative, "Question 1" on the ballot, say they wanted to close what they call a loophole in current law by requiring background checks through a licensed gun dealer when most firearms change hands.

Jennifer Crowe is with Nevadans for Background Checks, the group that sponsored the measure. She says many criminals try to buy guns through private sales, often done online or at gun shows.

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We’re hearing a lot about the Nevada ballot measure to tighten regulations on gun sales. The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan think tank based in Nevada that has provided a detailed fact sheet on the initiative, exploring the pros and cons. Executive Director Nancy Brune spoke with our reporter Bob Conrad to explain their findings.

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A recent report found that nearly 9 percent of Nevadans shopping online for a gun from an unlicensed seller—a process that doesn’t require a background check—are actually prohibited from owning one. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

According to a recent report from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group working to end gun violence, unlicensed gun sellers in Nevada are posting nearly 36,000 unique ads on just four websites every year.

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Gun deaths have topped motor vehicle deaths in more than twenty states, including Nevada. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman has the details.

In 2014, there were 429 people in Nevada who died from firearms compared to 319 people who were killed by motor vehicle incidents. That's according to a new report released from the Violence Policy Center, or VPC, which advocates for more gun control.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore's Christmas card has drawn a lot of controversy about gun rights in America. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

NOTE: The audio included of Fiore's comments on Syrian refugees is from her weekly radio talk show called Walk The Talk, which airs on KDWN 720 AM.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore's Christmas card has drawn a lot of controversy about gun rights in America. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

If you haven’t seen this card, imagine a traditional family portrait with the Fiores posed in front of a Christmas tree, wearing matching red shirts. But there is one major difference that’s stirring up debate: most everyone, including a young boy, is holding a gun.

Not everyone I talked to thought this was the best idea.

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Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton wrapped up her second visit to Reno last night with a large organizing rally where she focused on several issues important to northern Nevada. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there and has more.

The Nevada Gay Men's Chorus sang show tunes at the outset of the rally at Pine Middle School, where Clinton spoke to about 500 people packed into the hot gymnasium.

The former Secretary of State talked education, equal pay and the economy — but lingered on the issue of gun control.