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Giffords, Kelly urge Nevadans to vote 'yes' on Question 1

Posted at 12:26 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 15:26:23-05
On Saturday, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly arrived in Las Vegas.
The husband and wife duo, joined national gun violence prevention, pushing Nevadans to vote "yes" on Question 1.
The ballot initiative pushes for stricter Nevada background checks for gun sales.
A "yes" vote supports requiring firearm transfers to go through a licensed gun dealer.
However, certain transfers including temporary transfers and those between immediate family members would be exempt.
"We know that 1 out of every 11 people looking for guns online in Nevada are currently prohibited from purchasing them because they are felons," said Kelly.
Kelly points to the internet and gun shows as a way for guns to get into the wrong hands.
Gun shop owner Bob Irwin is opposed to the initiative. He said background checks aren't the solution.
" If they don't pass they go somewhere else and they steal one or buy one on the street," said Irwin.
Meanwhile, Kelly challenged the notion, and said, "It's not as easy as you think."
When it comes to this battle, it depends on which side that you are on.
"In states that have universal background checks there is less gun violence, that's clear," said Kelly.
"We have the city of Chicago currently on track to have the most murders ever, and they have the most strict background check laws," said Irwin.