Start with the AP article. H/t to Don Tuner.
Nevada is fast on track to be the first state to repeal state preemption of firearm laws with AB 291 headed to the Senate floor. State preemption is supposed to ban local regulations out of sync with the rest of the state by placing such control in the hands of the legislature, to act as check on emotion-driven, fast-moving local authorities. New Mexico is the only state that bans local firearm regulation in its constitution.
An anti-gun legislature that has closed its ears to debate and ready to undo laws 30 years old this June, followed by county commissioners already talking about how they will use the not-yet-law to their advantage is tyranny. This is a clear case of Democrats seizing power and exploiting it in defiance of public opinion. They don’t even have the decency to wait and see if the law is passed before bragging about how they will tyrannize us.
All of this stems from the fact that the county commission couldn’t virtue signal after the Mandalay Bay massacre and ban bump fire stocks. That is their “excuse” for justifying the laws. On top if it, the premature actions of rural sheriffs and counties to declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and declare their opposition to enforcing universal background checks has played right into Sisolak’s hands. These ordinances, resolutions, and statements will be used to say hey “now each county gets to go its own way.”
State preemption of firearms laws is not about protecting rural counties or “urban needs.” The claim that Clark County somehow needs different laws is nothing but a bald faced lie, one that has been made since the 1980s when preemption began. Repealing prohibition is about letting the Democrat control Clark and Washoe county commissions get their way and screw over gun owners. Most gun owners in Nevada live in urban Clark County.
Preemption began as a way to end some of the ridiculous gun control like handgun registration (“blue cards”) in Clark County and protect travelers from other parts of the state and country who might not know local laws. First and foremost, it was about not letting Metro PD and the county commission from screwing over gun owners in Clark and Washoe Counties. This was a time when Reno banned open carry, CCWs were hard to get, and North Las Vegas loved detaining blacks who “might” be armed in violation of a city ordinance.
The tyrants don’t care. Justin Jones said that making the strip a “gun free zone” on holidays is “common sense.” No it’s not. This would disarm revelers on NYE who might get robbed or raped outside the heavily policed zones. A law disarming people would not stop a terrorist from smuggling a gun in or simply shooting from beyond the secured zone. It’s not about logic; it’s about what “feels” right, what casinos want, and what Bloomberg et al. wants.
Segerblom’s assault weapon ban, handgun registration, and “ammunition limitations” will go nowhere. There are too many people who own modern semi-auto rifles to outright ban them at the county level. Second, handgun registration was a failure and specifically repealed. No one is going to comply with that and it’s ripe for a court challenge.
So the county won’t be that stupid this soon. As Kirkpatrick said in the article, the commission is clearly concerned about losing money for the casinos (as SHOTShow has threatened to leave if Nevada goes anti-gun).
At least changing restrictions to the county level will make it easier to fight the restrictions and the politicians involved. It’ll be ripe fodder to throw out the commissioners, bombard them with emails and phone calls, and for the public to flood the meetings in opposition.
Several citizens have threatened to stage a Texas-style open carry walk on the Strip just to piss off the anti-gunners. That would be interesting to see. I mean really; do these idiots in politics pay attention to the pro-gun crowd?
The good news is local regulations are easier to fight. With the handwriting on the wall from SCOTUS about the upcoming Second Amendment case, strict-scrutiny is the future review of Second Amendment cases which will doom a lot of these restrictions forever. Let me say that again for the hoplophobes in Carson City and Las Vegas; if you lose in federal court, you lose forever.
Finally, history will vindicate us. History will show that support for gun rights and pro-gun laws were on the upswing until the Democrats got in power. These gun grabs will be seen as the naked tyranny that they are with no excuse or reason. It’ll be like a game of “connect the dots” that paint these people as the monsters they are. So remember that ant-gunners; you’ll have to kill every one of us and erase history to get away with it.
Remember to contact your senators to help stop the bill AB 291.
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The NRA is facing a defining moment right now. This is the crisis that many critics like myself wanted to see, however, it is not playing out to our benefit. At least not yet.
It appears that Wayne LaPierre and his fudd cronies are holding sway in the NRA. A long time ago, they made it virtually impossible for LaPierre and Chris Cox to be removed. There would be no 1977 membership takeovers of the NRA again. For any bureaucracy that must die to be reborn, these often-destructive and ugly convulsions are a part of the process. It’s a little like a demonic exorcism.
Chaos is good. Chaos creates necessary change. Myself and other hoped that as we dropped our membership (and donations), the NRA would feel the pinch and be forced to re-examine itself. If this were a marriage, this would be the point where the husband is on the couch or in a hotel with his last chance to figure it out. Time will tell if LaPierre sees the writing on the wall and does the right thing, or if he’s so desperate to maintain power that he takes the NRA along with it. If the NRA dies, it will be because of his feckless leadership and greed. I’m pretty much convinced at this point that LaPierre is an utter scumbag, not just a misguided fool.
Oliver North’s abrupt resignation by refusing a second term as President may wake up the membership to what’s going on. Most NRA members do not follow the inside “gossip” about the issues within the NRA. A lot of NRA supporters do so monolithically and refuse to question what it does, claiming that inner turmoil is bad and will weaken gun rights. I see that reasoning like a battered woman justifying staying with her husband after he’s beaten her again.
Gun Free Zone a pro-gun blog I like and it has a lot of posts that blindly support the NRA and the frankly disgusting Marion Hammer. Their argument is that there is no one else out there to do the heavy lifting and at least they show up. I see the reasoning there, but at the federal level, nature abhors a vacuum. GOA can replace the NRA and do a better job at federal lobbying. At the state level, well Nevada isn’t Florida and you’ve seen how we’ve been screwed.
Too many people don’t have the ability or interest to get involved in pro-gun activism or politics. So they donate. That’s fine. But the problem is when it is to only one organization that frankly sucks. In Nevada, so many people give to the NRA but few give to the NVFAC which actually does stuff for Nevada. Remember, your NRA dollars do not directly go to the NRA-ILA which is the political arm, especially at the state level. (The bloat at HQ sucks so much air from the ILA’s efforts; anyhow…)
Blind faith in the NRA is like the total trust in President Trump some people seem to have. Despite fulfilling none of his campaign promises, some people still think he is the orange Jesus. Faith in politicians is utterly stupid. Politicians will always fail you. Ronald Reagan is beloved by gun owners, but he banned open carry in California and banned new machine guns after 1986. Put your faith in Jesus, not Washington DC.
There is no voting our way out of this. Voting buys time and pisses off liberals. For example, if Trump takes the popular vote this year, California will be forced to give its electoral votes to him, regardless of how the state votes. That’s enough for me. I do not believe that Trump will build the wall, eject the illegal aliens, root out Democratic corruption, and get Tea Party-style conservatives into Congress. If we win anything positive in the next few years, it’ll be through Supreme Court and resulting appeals court victories.
Lobbying ultimately comes down to money. We saw what blatant bribes to Democratic legislators from Michael Bloomberg can do. If the “gun lobby” really wants to push the Second Amendment, they need to donate beaucoup bucks to get pro-gun candidates elected and bills passed. That can’t happen for two reasons: 1, rich conservatives don’t care enough about gun rights to donate like Bloomberg does to his side; and 2, big gun companies can’t do it because they are mostly owned by corporate conglomerates controlled by liberal board members out of places like New York City. Nevada specific example: Sheldon Adelson is a conservative and Steve Wynn supposedly supports gun rights, but how many millions have they donated to pro-Second Amendment causes?
Though on a positive note, the NRA-ILA (not quite the same as the HQ NRA) went all-out in 2016 and got Question 1 down to less than one percent support in-favor. That’s pretty darn good. But again, if the main NRA was less about smoke, mirrors, and the Beltway political cult, it could give and do much more at the state and local level. Maybe we would be in less trouble.
Back to the future, we can’t turn this ship around. Nevada is sunk because of demographics and rotten politics just like the rest of the country. Between illegal immigration, third-world immigration, and basically brainwashing poor people, a socialist president and Democratic Congress is coming in 2-5 years. Ten years from now, we will be in them midst of another depression Venezuela style while facing a civil war. There is no voting our way out of this. The NRA will not be able to save you.
GOA can take up the slack lobbying in the short-term if the NRA can’t do it. Lobbying is really just harassing politicians until they do what you say. The NRA’s ranking is crap—they gave Harry Reid an ‘A’ rating—and entirely about getting politicians elected or re-elected. It’s political-insider shenanigans. I want an organization that will blow up phones and mailboxes and threaten, with action behind it, to unseat an anti-gun politician. If NRA federal lobbying money jumps ship, the GOA is in place to do it, naysayers aside. Heck, the GOA would be bigger if the NRA was the 800lb gorilla in the room.
So stop putting your faith in big organizations and big-name politicians. If you want to put your faith in someone, put it in Jesus. Even Jesus doesn’t create paradise on Earth until after tribulations, so don’t be thinking some magic is going to happen in Washington. The hour of the Second Amendment being necessary is coming soon. There will be no NRA to reassure you and help defend and support you for shooting the stormtroopers or socialist street brigades.
If the NRA wants to shine, this is its chance. The members need to create such a stink that LaPierre and Ack-Mac leave, along with their acolytes in the organization. The NRA can re-focus on true no-compromise lobbying and push hard. Instead of blowing millions on advertising, fundraising, and executives, they can roll that money over to the NRA-ILA and help out at the state level, where a savior is desperately needed.
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It’s been 20 years since Columbine and our schools are no safer. In 2013, after the Newton/Sandy Hook shooting it should have been abundantly clear that the only thing that stops a mass murderer is a good guy with a gun. Yet the majority of states continue to deny their staff, students, and guests their constitutional rights by forcing them to disarm. This is blatant criminal negligence and damn near makes the legislators, administrators, union flunkies, and brainwashed leftist teaches accessories to murder.
California doubled down, first taking away the ability of CCW holders to carry on campuses and then removed the ability of local school authorities to allow CCW precisely because “red” county districts were allowing it. At the state and federal level, all the wrong steps are being taken. “Red flag” laws, which might be useful if we could trust the damn government to first do its job identifying these monsters and not use it as tool to stomp on the rest of us, are the wrong thing. We also have seen banning private gun sales and all sorts of symbolic bans to advance gun control, but not safe lives.
20 years and our school administrators have learned nothing. Our politicians do nothing. Weak-kneed men like Brian Sandoval torpedo the chances for willing teachers to save lives. Virtue signaling leftists continue to campaign against self-defense in schools. Brave adults continue to deny literally shielding kids with their bodies because they cannot carry. The brainwashing against guns is so strong amongst teachers that they cannot apply the simplest of lessons.
To highlight how obvious these wrong steps are, this is on Wikipedia:
A United States Secret Service study concluded that schools were placing false hope in physical security, when they should be paying more attention to the pre-attack behaviors of students. Zero-tolerance policies and metal detectors “are unlikely to be helpful,” the Secret Service researchers found. The researchers focused on questions concerning the reliance on SWAT teams when most attacks are over before police arrive, profiling of students who show warning signs in the absence of a definitive profile, expulsion of students for minor infractions when expulsion is the spark that push some to return to school with a gun, buying software not based on school shooting studies to evaluate threats although killers rarely make direct threats, and reliance on metal detectors and police officers in schools when shooters often make no effort to conceal their weapons.
Even Las Vegas Metro PD learned a lesson from October 1, 2017 and now deploys snipers around major events and has instituted high-angle rifle training. For schools, hope continues to be a plan while Clark County schools are busy groping children and rifling through their bags to find guns that children of white trash and minority kids with shit parents being to school.
Hope is not a plan. Shooters need to be shot down as soon as possible. Only resistance ends these attacks. For example:
20 years on and we have learned nothing.
So the Brady whatever they call themselves now (it started as some variation of "ban handguns") is requesting public records regarding the Second Amendment sanctuary issue. Probably so they can help Sisolak and the hoplopath crowd find some "dirt" to shove preemption repeal down their throats. "Sheriff So-and-So said this...so take away the guns," kind of stuff.
My recommendation: the local counties should play hardball. Deny the requests without reason and make them litigate it. Or refer it all to counsel really quick and claim it's "privileged." Screw them. Use the same tactics against them.
Okay, whatever Brady-tards. Your gun-control god Bloomberg has bribed the legislature and the Democratic Party, which is in total control, has the ability to legislate by fiat. Can we get records and transcripts of the conversations where the crooks in Carson City were bribed in order to get Daddy Bloomberg more gun control? Can we depo Sisolak and his staff to get the details of their conversations to screw us?
Of course not. Citizens don't get to know what tyranny their betters are up to. Do what you will, but remember, the armed man still gets a vote, no matter what laws you pass. History will not look upon any of you kindly. If you want to know how bad you'll look in history, I remind you of what is part of Nevada's official record. Many years from now, you'll look like the evil, stupid, corrupt sons-of-bitches you are. And if the California magazine case is any example, strict scrutiny will doom all of this stuff, forever.
Anonymous sources within LVMPD reported a horrifying incident in Blue Diamond Monday afternoon. Patrol officers arrived at the home in Rhodes Ranch to find a male in his mid-twenties missing four fingers of his left hand. His mother called 911 after hearing her son screaming from the garage where he deliberately cut off the fingers of his left hand using a circular saw. Earlier in the day the man had been testifying in opposition to the gun control bill AB 291, which would ban “rate increasing devices” on semi-automatic firearms.
Officers were able to speak with the man who said he was afraid of his hands being considered a “rate increasing device” as he claimed to be able to rapidly pull the trigger of a firearm to simulate fully automatic fire. He is a fan of several well-known rapid fire shooters like Jerry Miculek and Ed McGivern. A semi-automatic Smith and Wesson MP-15/22 was removed from the home. All of his pants had the belt loops cut off to prevent the technique known as “bump firing,” he told police.
Link: See videos of Jerry Miculek shooting AR-15 rapid fire and a "bump stock."
The man’s mother stated the man has a history of mental illness but had not been declared mentally incompetent and was allowed to own firearms. He has no history of suicide attempts or self-harm. Officer did share that the man is well-known at police stations around the valley for asking to “register his hands as deadly weapons” as he claimed to be a “martial arts expert.”
The patient was initially brought to Spring Valley Medical Center, but was transported to UMC where surgeons were trying to reattach his fingers. He is currently on a Legal 2000 mental health 72-hour hold. The officers reported the man told medical staff that he cut off his left fingers because he was right handed and it seemed natural to start with the left hand, but had not considered how he would remove the fingers from his dominant hand.
Captain Warner of Enterprise Area Command declined to make a statement but requested the name of the officers involved. Nevada Carry refuses to release the names of its anonymous sources to protect their identity. Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, sponsor of AB 291, could also not be reached for comment. Jauregui was quoted in the Reno Gazette-Journal as denying that her bill, which would ban certain guns and increase local restrictions on guns, was "anti-gun" and that she was not an "anti-gun" person.
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