Gun rights

Alexa Ard

One ballot question this year asks Nevada voters if background checks should be required for private gun sales and transfers, including those at gun shows.

But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the measure, known as Question 1, also includes a handful of exceptions to the rule.

If passed, Question 1 would require all new private gun sales to go through background checks. But private transfers are a little trickier.

Alexa Ard

Question 1 on this year’s ballot asks voters whether background checks should be required on private gun sales and transfers, including those done online or at gun shows.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Everytown For Gun Safety

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.

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.

School campuses have become the latest testing ground for the debate over gun rights in Nevada. A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns on campus drew crowds to Carson City this week.

To hear both sides tell it, guns are either the panacea for some of the worst afflictions on campus—sexual assault and school shootings among them—or a toxic solution in search of a problem. 

Debate over gun rights heats up in Carson

Feb 6, 2015

Guns could be coming to a campus parking lot near you. Some lawmakers in Carson City say that's a good thing, while others believe schools and universities should remain gun free.

Josh Wilsey, a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno, doesn’t really have a problem with guns on campus.

“I wouldn’t say it would really bother me. I think in Nevada you’re going to have guns everywhere anyway.”