Question 1 Passage Sows Confusion For Some Gun Shops

posted on November 22, 2016

With Nevada’s recent passage of Question 1—the ill-advised, Michael Bloomberg-funded background check initiative that only affects law-abiding gun owners—some firearm retailers are already confused and worrying about staying on the right side of the law.

Bob Irwin, owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that there is already confusion about how things will work since private sales will go through the federal NICS system, while retail gun purchases in Nevada are conducted through a state-run background check system. He said his shop is going to refuse to do the new background checks.

“We’re just going to tell them no,” he told the Review Journal. “We’re not going to do it until I get clarification.”

Of course, that’s one of the things Bloomberg and other promoters of the initiative, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, wanted to do—create enough confusion that individuals don’t feel comfortable selling or loaning their guns to others, background check or not.

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