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Gun Background Checks Nevada

In this Jan. 19, 2016 photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. 

CARSON CITY (AP) — Legislation introduced Monday would require background checks on gun sales and transfers between private parties.

The House and Senate will hold a joint meeting Tuesday to discuss the proposal.

The bill aims to close a loophole that allows criminals to purchase guns and avoid background checks by going through unlicensed gun seller.

Voters approved a gun background check initiative in 2016, but former Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt, both Republicans, said it could not be enforced and was flawed.

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Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak said last month that he's working with the lawmakers to enforce the initiative.

Moms Demand Action, a group that advocates for gun reform legislation, has scheduled an "Advocacy Day" event in Carson City on Tuesday morning.

Daniel Reid, a regional director with the National Rifle Association, says he believes the bill, once introduced, will move rapidly through the legislative process.

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