I'm making a rather easy prediction; the recent violence on the Las Vegas Strip (the shootings) will be used to push gun restrictions on lawful gun owners. Whether it is an outright restriction, giving signs the force of law, or repealing preemption so Clark County can make local ordinances.
The recent violence on the Strip is all because of the devastating effect of Gov. Sisolak's COVID-19 policies. The shutdown of casinos resulted in a huge loss of income for the businesses that compounds what the loss in travelers has done. As a result, they lowered room rates to get people in to lose their money—I mean gamble. This attracted low-class tourists who normally are staying "uptown" if they can afford Circus Circus.
You know if you have to visit Las Vegas and stay in a motel that you really can't afford to gamble, but this town wasn't built on intelligent vacationers. What no one will mention is the class of people who have been attracted here are trash. That's why room rates are going up; to price out the trash.
So this mess is in Sisolak's hands. He helped crush the casinos and forced them to take desperate measures to attract business. The violence will soon be blamed on "guns" and a magic law will be the answer. Oh how I would love to hear the conversations with the Bloomberg lobbyists over this stuff.
Any legislation will have about as much effect at stopping criminals and guns on the Strip as much as the mask mandate, temperature checks, and contact tracing has on COVID-19. That's right; despite all that, the casinos are the superspreaders of Nevada.
Criminals will still carry guns and will still shoot people. Crime will probably increase on the Strip precisely because people are disarmed.
There is good news; with a fifth conservative going to the Supreme Court, gun control is on borrowed time. We'll win in court and there's its decisive.
Clayton E. Cramer
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