Suit Filed Over Delay In Background Check Implementation
Nevada voters approved expanded background checks for gun sales this past November, but they have yet to be implemented.
That's led to a lawsuit.
Nevadans for Background Checks, the group that pushed for the ballot initiative, has named Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt as defendants in their suit.
Laxalt issued a legal opinion about the background check policy Thursday, saying in part his office saw a way for the state to comply with the parameters spelled out in Question 1, but that it would be without compare on a national level.
The state has not enforced Question 1 up to now because of a hang-up related to how background checks would be conducted.
Right now, Nevada conducts checks with a state-run database, while Question 1 directed background checks to be done through a federal system.
Moving fully to using the federal system would require changes in state law.