Jauregui’s Virtue Signaling Omnibus AB 291 BDR 15-759
Details are taken from the BDR language.
On the last day possible, Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui of Clark County introduced this steaming pile of garbage meant to utterly upset the firearm landscape of Nevada and force imported California values on the entire Silver State. Any excuse relating to the Mandalay Bay massacre this woman makes is an utter excuse for her tyrannical leftist agenda meant to render you defenseless before a dictatorial state.
Anything you hear in support of this bill is a lie. This bill would gut the protections of state preemption that has been in existence since 1989. Lying Democrats and hoplopaths will say it was enacted by Republicans in 2015, but in reality the 2015 bill got rid of Clark County handgun registration and a few local ordinances that were grandfathered in.
Specifically, the bill contains:
The bump fire ban is similar to the SB 261 ban, except this bill would change the definition of machine gun to the federal language and define “semi-automatic firearm” (not currently in Nevada law).
‘Machine gun’ means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot or can be readily restored to shoot more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
'Semiautomatic firearm' means any firearm that: (a) Uses a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next shell or round; (b) Requires a separate function of the trigger to fire each cartridge; and (c) Is not a machine gun.
Current law defines carrying while intoxicated like the DUI law; obviously impaired or over .10 BAC. This law would lower the threshold to be in line with national DUI laws where .08 BAC is the maximum allowable limit regardless of impairment. Nevada was one of the last states to decrease it’s DUI law from .10 BAC, but never changed the level for carrying while armed. There is no basis for lower the law by two-tenths.
The bill would also amend NRS 202.3673, where concealed firearm permittees are prohibited from carrying, to allows local jurisdictions to ban concealed carry on the premises of public buildings if the jurisdiction has an ordinance to that effect. Clark and Washoe Counties would immediately ban concealed firearms in all public buildings if this passed. Every other county probably would not.
Worst of all, the state preemption laws, NRS 244.364, 268.418, and 269.222, would be repealed entirely. Counties, cities, and towns could do whatever they wanted. This could allow:
Antiquated gun laws might make a comeback.
On the other hand, repealing firearm preemption would give a green light for counties to enact pro firearm measures and give much moral, and perhaps legal, support to pro-Second Amendment ordinances. These resolutions in opposition of SB 143 and gun control might instead have teeth, like requiring sheriffs and district attorneys to refrain from prosecuting offenders. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Repealing state preemption is a bad idea. It re-creates the patchwork of gun laws that could put an innocent citizen in danger of a crime because they didn’t know the local laws. No one should be in danger of jail, fines, or being defenseless because some idiot politicians who belong in California want to virtue signal.
The real problem with these laws is that they will not and cannot be obeyed. Take the corrupt Las Vegas Clark County Library District. They didn’t like the fact that we took them to task over violating state law and got their cronies in the Supreme Court to contort and twist the law to say what they wanted it to say. Leftists cannot win honestly, so they must cheat. And cheating is all this bill is. The population must be disarmed and defenseless.
What these foolish Democrats don’t understand is that Nevadans will not honor or abide their shenanigans. Laws that are passed against the will of the people and in open defiance of the constitution will be ignored. Prohibition is the prime example of how that worked out. Of course, if New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York is decided by SCOTUS in our favor, gun laws will be analyzed by strict scrutiny. That will mean that “shall not be infringed” means what it says and pretty much every gun control law will die a grisly death.
So I say hell no to AB 291. Sandra, I’m really sorry that you were traumatized by some psycho shooting at you from the Mandalay Bay, but shame on you, you disgusting hypocritical tyrant, for proposing such an evil bill. I doubt she is capable of feeling shame, considering she is waving her bloody shirt around using her ‘survivor’ status as some sort of credence in want of an actual argument. I know plenty of Route 91 concert goers that don’t support gun control.
This bill must be stopped. On the bright side, there is just one sponsor of the bill. If the Legislature gets too stupid, the NSSF will pull SHOT Show from Las Vegas and take all that nice convention money with it. Caesars, Wynn, and MGM will want blood if that happens.
This is the time to get involved. If AB 291 gets a hearing, everyone who can must attend. From now until June, we must hammer the inboxes, mailboxes, and phone lines with opposition to this bill. Lookup and email your representatives now and give an opinion in opposition to this bill.
Email the Assembly Judiciary Committee to tell them NO on AB 291!
Assembly Judiciary Committee
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