Sheriff’s Office issues response to Question 1 issue

From Lyon County Sheriff Al McNeil

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office support the Nevada Attorney General’s Opinion 2016-12 determining that Question 1, the 2016 ballot initiative mandating new firearm regulations, including background checks for certain private party firearm transfers is unenforceable. A copy of the opinion is available at the Nevada Attorney General website:

Consistent with the Opinion and the State of Nevada law enforcement agencies, we will not enforce any provisions of this ballot initiative until the issues have been resolved. We will continue to respect our citizens’ Constitutional rights with respects to firearms, in accordance with the Attorney General Opinion and existing law.

We will also continue to enforce all current Nevada Revised Statutes as related to firearm violations. As a reminder, current law has always provided a private citizen with the ability to obtain a state background check prior to any firearm transfer if one so desires.

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