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An effort to require universal background checks for all guns sales failed in the Senate last month by six votes. More>>

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  • I-Team: High School Senior Deals in Arms Trade

    I-Team: High School Senior Deals in Arms Trade

    Friday, May 3 2013 8:48 PM EDT2013-05-04 00:48:15 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Logan Smith's backyard is in the hills bordering southwest Las Vegas where he likes to do target practice. His prized possession: an AK-47 assault rifle he recently bought on armslist.com. Armslist.comMore>>
    Logan Smith's backyard is in the hills bordering southwest Las Vegas where he likes to do target practice. His prized possession: an AK-47 assault rifle he recently bought on armslist.com.More>>
  • I-Team: Studies Conflict on Video Game Violence

    I-Team: Studies Conflict on Video Game Violence

    Thursday, May 2 2013 2:00 AM EDT2013-05-02 06:00:07 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- America is a violent nation. Studies show the rate of death by gunfire in our country is much higher than most of the civilized world, but defenders of the Second Amendment say guns are notMore>>
    America is a violent nation. Studies show the rate of death by gunfire in our country is much higher than most of the civilized world, but defenders of the Second Amendment say guns are not the root cause of violence here.More>>
  • Bill Would End Gun Registrations in Clark County

    Bill Would End Gun Registrations in Clark County

    Monday, March 25 2013 6:55 PM EDT2013-03-25 22:55:01 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- After 65 years, Clark County's handgun registration program could be history if a new bill becomes law. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is fighting to keep gun registration, butMore>>
    After 65 years, Clark County's handgun registration program could be history if a new bill becomes law. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is fighting to keep gun registration, but others say the law doesn't serve a purpose and infringes on Second Amendment rights.More>>
  • High Demand for Custom Gun Part Built in Henderson

    High Demand for Custom Gun Part Built in Henderson

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-03-19 23:09:56 GMT
    HENDERSON, Nev. -- Gun control, a much debated topic in Washington, has caused a buying frenzy at gun stores as people rush to get weapons they fear will be outlawed. Gun manufacturers are having a toughMore>>
    Gun control, a much debated topic in Washington, has caused a buying frenzy at gun stores as people rush to get weapons they fear will be outlawed. Gun manufacturers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand.More>>
  • I-Team: State Lawmaker Pushing for Gun Tax

    I-Team: State Lawmaker Pushing for Gun Tax

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 9:03 PM EST2013-02-21 02:03:19 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    The national discussion about gun violence is prompting Nevada lawmakers to consider new legislation.More>>
  • I-Team: Police Encounter Armed Suspects More Often

    I-Team: Police Encounter Armed Suspects More Often

    Friday, February 15 2013 8:19 PM EST2013-02-16 01:19:02 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    Officer-involved shootings are among the most controversial shootings that happen in Las Vegas.More>>
  • Gun Show Attendance Spikes

    Gun Show Attendance Spikes

    Friday, February 15 2013 7:27 PM EST2013-02-16 00:27:42 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The debate over gun control has shows specializing in firearms spiking in attendance. An estimated 20,000 people are expected to flock to the Rocky Mountain Gun Show at the South Point thisMore>>
    The debate over gun control has shows specializing in firearms spiking in attendance.More>>
  • I-Team: Lawmakers Seek to Release Mental Health Info

    I-Team: Lawmakers Seek to Release Mental Health Info

    Friday, February 15 2013 2:00 AM EST2013-02-15 07:00:03 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    Nevada lawmakers took aim at gun violence and its link to mental health during a hearing Thursday afternoon in Carson City, Nev., focused on the issue and using public health data to separate fact from fiction.More>>
  • I-Team: Debate Over Background Checks for Gun Buyers

    I-Team: Debate Over Background Checks for Gun Buyers

    Thursday, February 14 2013 2:00 AM EST2013-02-14 07:00:03 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    The very month Barack Obama was elected President, Nevadans began arming themselves in record numbers. Background checks for guns increased every month.More>>
  • I-Team: Las Vegas Sheriff Talks Gun Control

    I-Team: Las Vegas Sheriff Talks Gun Control

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 10:06 PM EST2013-02-14 03:06:41 GMT
    Clark County Sheriff Doug GillespieClark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie
    LAS VEGAS -- The National Rifle Association and other gun rights supporters are vowing to block any changes to the nation's gun laws and to target lawmakers who vote to support the policies advanced byMore>>
    Sheriff Doug Gillespie and other lawmen gathered at the White House a few weeks ago to talk about a possible ban on assault weapons and other ideas. The I-Team wanted to give him the last word as the first phase of the ongoing Guns of Nevada series wraps up.More>>
  • WEB EXTRA: What Gun Owners Need to Know About Gun Registration

    WEB EXTRA: What Gun Owners Need to Know About Gun Registration

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 6:54 PM EST2013-02-13 23:54:09 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Clark County residents must register a gun within 72 hours of buying it. That can be done at any Metro Police substation.The locations of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Substations andMore>>
    Clark County residents must register a gun within 72 hours of buying it. That can be done at any Metro Police substation.More>>
  • I-Team: International Tourists Attracted to Nevada Gun Ranges

    I-Team: International Tourists Attracted to Nevada Gun Ranges

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 5:10 PM EST2013-02-13 22:10:35 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    Nevada's growing gun culture is attracting international attention.More>>
  • I-Team: Nevada Less Restrictive on Gun Control

    I-Team: Nevada Less Restrictive on Gun Control

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 5:06 PM EST2013-02-13 22:06:02 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    The Second Amendment gives all Americans the right to keep and bear arms, but how you keep them and where you bear them can differ dramatically depending on where you live.More>>
  • I-Team: CCSD Police Chief Evaluates School Safety

    I-Team: CCSD Police Chief Evaluates School Safety

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-02-13 22:00:03 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    A December rampage at a Connecticut school by a heavily-armed man with a history of mental problems sparked a national debate about gun violence and gun control, and prompted school districts everywhere to evaluate their own security.More>>
  • I-Team: Debate Heats Up Over Sales at Gun Shows

    I-Team: Debate Heats Up Over Sales at Gun Shows

    Friday, February 8 2013 10:37 AM EST2013-02-08 15:37:59 GMT
    Of all the gun legislation currently on the table, universal background checks seem the most likely to pass. The proposal would close the so-called gun show loophole by requiring background checks for all gun sales.More>>
    Of all the gun legislation currently on the table, universal background checks seem the most likely to pass. The proposal would close the so-called gun show loophole by requiring background checks for all gun sales.More>>
  • I-Team: Some Private Gun Sellers Arming Criminals

    I-Team: Some Private Gun Sellers Arming Criminals

    Friday, February 8 2013 2:00 AM EST2013-02-08 07:00:06 GMT
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    By most estimates, 40 percent of guns in the United States were sold without a background check. Figures to quantify how many of those were later used in criminal activity vary widely depending on the source.More>>
  • Gun Safe Business Booming in Las Vegas

    Gun Safe Business Booming in Las Vegas

    Thursday, February 7 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-02-08 00:19:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Many Nevadans are taking steps to properly store their firearms in their homes by having gun safes professionally installed. Discount Gun Safe Warehouse owner James Dillon spent a careerMore>>
    Many Nevadans are taking steps to properly store their firearms in their homes by having gun safes professionally installed.More>>
  • I-Team: Las Vegas Experiencing Booming Gun Industry

    I-Team: Las Vegas Experiencing Booming Gun Industry

    Thursday, February 7 2013 2:30 PM EST2013-02-07 19:30:39 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Seven-year-old Yosef Feiler shoots a gun at the range. It's his first time. Mom comforts brother ari. The gun shots are just a little too loud for him. It's a uniquely american rite ofMore>>
    Seven-year-old Yosef Feiler shoots a gun at the Battlefield Vegas range. It's his first time taking part in a uniquely American rite of passage.More>>
  • Southern Nevada Shooting Venues

    Southern Nevada Shooting Venues

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 4:31 PM EST2013-02-06 21:31:08 GMT
    Las Vegas was one of the few metropolitan areas in the U.S. without an outdoor, government-operated public shooting range until the Clark County Shooting Complex opened on Dec. 19, 2009. The 2,900-acreMore>>
    Las Vegas was one of the few metropolitan areas in the U.S. without an outdoor, government-operated public shooting range until the Clark County Shooting Complex opened on Dec. 19, 2009.More>>
  • I-Team: Gun Rights Protect Against Government Tyranny

    I-Team: Gun Rights Protect Against Government Tyranny

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 10:13 AM EST2013-02-06 15:13:50 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The spike in background checks and gun sales comes at a time when the U.S. Congress is considering new gun control laws in the wake of deadly mass shootings like the one at Sandy Hook ElementaryMore>>
    Passionate defenders of the Second Amendment say that the ultimate reason our gun rights must be protected is so the public can defend itself against government tyranny.More>>
  • I-Team: Nevada has High Gun Ownership Rate

    I-Team: Nevada has High Gun Ownership Rate

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 11:25 PM EST2013-02-06 04:25:19 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    America has more guns and more gun deaths than any country on Earth, and southern Nevada has seen an explosion of gun violence in the past few weeks.More>>
  • NRA Says Numbers Support Their Pro-Gun Arguments

    NRA Says Numbers Support Their Pro-Gun Arguments

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 12:49 PM EST2013-02-05 17:49:59 GMT
    The National Rifle Association periodically releases national statistics that the gun lobby group says bolsters its arguments against more gun control. Here are examples: In July 2010, the NRA reportedMore>>
    The National Rifle Association periodically releases national statistics that the gun lobby group says bolsters its arguments against more gun control.More>>
  • I-Team: More Guns Owned By Fewer People

    I-Team: More Guns Owned By Fewer People

    Monday, February 4 2013 8:00 PM EST2013-02-05 01:00:16 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    Americans own more guns, by far, than any other industrialized country and we experience more gun violence than any advanced nation.More>>
  • I-Team: 'Guns of Nevada' Series Kicks off Monday

    I-Team: 'Guns of Nevada' Series Kicks off Monday

    Monday, February 4 2013 2:00 AM EST2013-02-04 07:00:05 GMT
    Ed. Note: The national debate about gun violence and gun control has generated strong emotions on all sides following the recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado. Should Americans' Second AmendmentMore>>
    During the week of Feb. 3, the I-Team is launching an in-depth examination of these volatile issues in an ongoing project, Guns of Nevada. More>>
  • Reid Sets Showdown Gun Vote on Thursday

    Reid Sets Showdown Gun Vote on Thursday

    Monday, October 14 2013 12:46 PM EDT2013-10-14 16:46:31 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's top Democrat said there will be a showdown vote on Thursday on his party's effort to enact new gun restrictions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he does not knowMore>>
    The Senate's top Democrat said there will be a showdown vote on Thursday on his party's effort to enact new gun restrictions.More>>
  • Nevada Gun Poll Results

    Nevada Gun Poll Results

    Monday, February 4 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-02-04 23:40:36 GMT
    A majority in Nevada say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own any gun they desire than to control gun ownership but a larger majority favor a nationwide ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons.
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    A new poll shows a majority of Nevadans favor the right of Americans to own any gun they desire over controlling gun ownership, but a larger majority favor a nationwide ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons.
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  • Gun Owners of America Makes Foray into Nevada Politics

    Gun Owners of America Makes Foray into Nevada Politics

    Sunday, February 3 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-02-03 20:25:54 GMT
    The Gun Owners of America isn't as well known as the National Rifle Association but is beginning to make headway on the political front and has inserted itself into the nation's debate over the Second Amendment.More>>
    The Gun Owners of America isn't as well known as the National Rifle Association but is beginning to make headway on the political front and has inserted itself into the nation's debate over the Second Amendment.More>>
  • New York City Report Critical of Nevada Gun Shows

    New York City Report Critical of Nevada Gun Shows

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 12:24 PM EST2013-02-12 17:24:33 GMT
    An investigation by New York City of gun shows in Nevada, Ohio and Tennessee found a high percentage of private sellers willing to sell firearms to individuals who said they probably couldn't pass a background check.More>>
    An undercover investigation by New York City of gun shows in Nevada, Ohio and Tennessee found a high percentage of private sellers willing to sell firearms to individuals who said they probably couldn't pass a background check.More>>
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Scores Nevada Low on Gun Laws

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Scores Nevada Low on Gun Laws

    Sunday, February 3 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-02-03 20:25:54 GMT
    When it comes to campaign contributions involving Nevada politicians and office seekers, gun rights organizations have the upper hand over groups that advocate gun control.More>>
    When it comes to campaign contributions involving Nevada politicians and office seekers, gun rights organizations have the upper hand over groups that advocate gun control.More>>
  • Group Gives Low Ranking to Nevada Based State's on Gun Laws

    Group Gives Low Ranking to Nevada Based State's on Gun Laws

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 1:01 PM EST2013-02-05 18:01:53 GMT
    When it comes to state gun laws the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gives Nevada a failing grade.More>>
    When it comes to state gun laws the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gives Nevada a failing grade.More>>
  • 2013 Las Vegas Gun Show Schedule

    2013 Las Vegas Gun Show Schedule

    Sunday, February 3 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-02-03 20:25:54 GMT

    This is the schedule of gun shows coming to Las Vegas through the end of 2013, though dates are subject to change.

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    This is the schedule of gun shows coming to Las Vegas through the end of 2013, though dates are subject to change.

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  • Guns of Nevada: The Mental Health DebateMore>>

  • I-Team: High Percentage of Jail Population Suffer Mental Issues

    I-Team: High Percentage of Jail Population Suffer Mental Issues

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 8:02 PM EDT2013-03-28 00:02:59 GMT
    Gun rights advocates say mental illness is the real reason behind mass murder incidents. There are strong indications that most, if not all, of the killers in recent mass murders had severe mental or emotional issues.More>>
    Nevada is notoriously stingy when it comes to support for mental health services. It already ranked among the worst in the nation for mental health programs, and then another $80 million was chopped during the past few years.More>>
  • Experts Debate Impact of Violent Video Games

    Experts Debate Impact of Violent Video Games

    Thursday, May 2 2013 2:00 AM EDT2013-05-02 06:00:07 GMT
    By Steve Kanigher The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December rekindled a national debate over the extent, if any, to which violent video games set off individuals who go on deadly shootingMore>>
    By Steve Kanigher The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December rekindled a national debate over the extent, if any, to which violent video games set off individuals who go on deadly shootingMore>>
  • Mental Health Experts Push Debate on Gun Control

    Mental Health Experts Push Debate on Gun Control

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-04-10 23:25:17 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Caregivers of the mentally ill say the debate in Congress cannot end with background checks. Gun control is one of many hot topics Wednesday at a national mental health conference in LasMore>>
    Caregivers of the mentally ill say the debate in Congress cannot end with background checks.More>>
  • Different Perspectives on Mental Health and Gun Violence

    Different Perspectives on Mental Health and Gun Violence

    Monday, April 1 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-04-01 20:10:39 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Much is being aired and written in the national media about whether an increased investment in mental health care would have any impact on reducing gun violence. Here are examples of thoseMore>>
    Much is being aired and written in the national media about whether an increased investment in mental health care would have any impact on reducing gun violence.More>>
  • Proposed State Mental Health Budget Includes New Division

    Proposed State Mental Health Budget Includes New Division

    Monday, April 1 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-04-01 18:57:30 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- One highlight of Nevada's proposed mental health budget for the two-year period beginning in July is that it will belong to a newly reorganized agency called the Division of Public and BehavioralMore>>
    One highlight of Nevada's proposed mental health budget for the two-year period beginning in July is that it will belong to a newly reorganized agency called the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.More>>
  • Plan Envisioned Early Mental Health Intervention For Children

    Plan Envisioned Early Mental Health Intervention For Children

    Monday, April 1 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-04-01 18:55:22 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- A plan that outlined ways to improve mental health services for Nevada's children through 2020 recommended a radical shift in funding priorities from intense intervention for those with severeMore>>
    A plan that outlined ways to improve mental health services for Nevada's children through 2020 recommended a radical shift in funding priorities from intense intervention for those with severe problems to early prevention and intervention efforts.More>>
  • Taking a Closer Look at Mass Murders

    Taking a Closer Look at Mass Murders

    Monday, April 1 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-04-01 18:52:21 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines a mass murder as generally involving at least four victims in a single location with no cooling-off period between the fatalities. But not allMore>>
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines a mass murder as generally involving at least four victims in a single location with no cooling-off period between the fatalities. But not all mass murderers or alleged perpetrators are alike.More>>
  • Nevada Mental Health Services Face Hurdles

    Nevada Mental Health Services Face Hurdles

    Monday, April 1 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-04-01 18:51:44 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- As the economic recession took its toll on Nevada, the pain of state budget cuts deeply impacted mental health services. A "Needs Assessment" issued last year by the Nevada Division of MentalMore>>
    As the economic recession took its toll on Nevada, the pain of state budget cuts deeply impacted mental health services.More>>
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