Details are sparse. Apparently one suspect of at least two was shot on Marne Ct. in Pahrump Sunday night.
Some have asked if their CCWs are automatically extended by 90 days.
TL;DR version is, if the sheriff is backlogged getting you into renew, you get at least 90 days after expiration or until the never-ending emergency ends. For sure this applies to Washoe County.
Directive 009, issued March 12 (revised on April 1), grants either:
SECTION 3: All licenses and permits issued by the State of Nevada, Boards, Commissions, Agencies, or political subdivisions of the State of Nevada that expire or are set to expire during the period the Declaration of Emergency dated March 12, 2020 is in effect shall be extended for a period of 90 days from the current expiration date, or 90 days from the date the state of emergency declared on March 12, 2020 is terminated, whichever is later, if reduced government operations due to the state of emergency makes timely renewal of the license or permit impracticable or impossible.
As sheriffs are subject to the political subdivision known as a "county," Section 3 would apply. As you will recall, expiring CCWs were extended through July 15, 2020. That date has now passed.
While heroic efforts were made to speed up the process (online applications and extended hours by LVMPD in particular were noteworthy), some people may still be impacted. The key words in the statement is:
if reduced government operations due to the state of emergency makes timely renewal of the license or permit impracticable or impossible.
In other words, is the sheriff's office so busy they can't process your application and get you scheduled for fingerprints in a timely manner?
Reports are sketchy right now, but it appears that it is possible to get a spot in line. The last reports we have of Clark County permit processing time by Metro was about 77 days, with fingerprinting on May 5. That speed hasn't been seen in over two years. We're not sure what the booking schedule looks like for Metro.
In Washoe County, they are booked through October, however Sheriff Balaam assured the public that CCWs in his county will be recognized through Nevada Day (10/31/2020).
So what does this really mean for those with expiring CCWs? One, if you are truly stuck waiting for your renewal to be processed, you arguably have an automatic extension, but that depends on local conditions. Washoe County's stance is clear.
Suppose you are arrested for CCW without a permit. If you can show you in good faith started the renewal process, but are waiting on the sheriff, per the governor's directive, you have a defense to the charge.
One could conceivably argue that the "reduced government operations" could include the backlog/rush of applications delaying issuance. If you truly are a "good guy" doing the right thing, it's hard to see a DA charging you. In any case, a competent defense attorney could make hay out of the Directive.
Yet you shouldn't go out and assume "I can carry on my expired permit for up to 90 days after the COVID state of emergency ends." That's not true, even if it turns out in the end that no one cares. Hope is not a plan.
What if I haven't received my first CCW yet?
You're SOL; this applies only to expiring permits. Openly carry in the meantime.
The easiest way for them to take away your guns is to punish you for using them against the mob that wants to kill you. It is the most diabolical and frightening one, actually. Actions by prosecutors like these are a major ingredient in the recipe for civil war.
The Other Side of the Story
A pregnant woman was forced to defend herself against an aggressive woman who rammed her car. The expectant mother is now facing charges which appear to be political motivated. In these charged times, are you willing to take chances with defending yourself, both in the street and in court?
Let's say you're on the wrong end of an angry mob. You're forced to use your gun or pepper spray to avoid being turned into the next Reginald Denny. This happens in a liberal country where the judges and prosecutors hate your. Can you afford an attorney?
When the police have you in the interrogation room, who will you call? You do know not to talk to the police, right?
USCCA provides legal protection beginning at just $22 a month. At the basic level, you will receive $500,000 in civil liability protection, up to $100,000 for a legal defense and bail, and a 24/7 critical response team in case you are involved in a defensive gun use. Members even have access to a grant fund in the event they are improperly targeted by red flag laws, gun confiscation, or their CCW permit is revoked improperly.
On top of this, you get access to premium training materials.
Why join USCCA instead of somewhere else? If your legal and financial well-being isn't enough, one reason is doing so helps Nevada Carry.
Gov. Sisolak released the Proclamation calling for the special legislative session. It appears gun control is not on the menu. Special sessions are limited to specific topics, in this case COVID-19 funding. Here's what it says it's for:
1. Reducing, reserving, or cancelling certain general fund appropriations made during the 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature to fund operating budgets.
2. Amendments to Nevada Revised Statutes § 362.100 et seq. to accelerate and advance the payment schedule of the tax on the net proceeds of minerals
3. Transfers to the State General Fund certain amounts from certain funds and accounts including, but not limited to, the Healthy Nevada Fund.
4. Providing flexibility for the Department of Health and Human Services to transfer funds among various accounts in the same manner and limits as allowed for work programs under NRS 353.220. S. Providing flexibility for restoration of programs, services and any other reductions approved in the special session in the event Nevada receives federal funding to assist with the impact on the state budget caused by the COVED-19 pandemic.
6. Any other actions directly related to solutions for the projected general fund
revenue shortfall for the current biennium.
7. Amendments to Chapter 388G to allow local school districts to carry forward year-end balances to the following school year.
B. Amendments to Chapter 396 of Nevada Revised Statutes governing the Millennium Scholarship to authorize the Nevada Board of Regents to implement temporary waivers or modifications of the continuing eligibility requirements for recipients of the Millennium Scholarship during the period of the COVED-19 emergency. Require the submission of a report to the Governor and the Director of the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau no later than February 1, 2021, setting forth in detail any temporary actions taken by the Board of Regents and the impact of such actions on Millennium Scholarship recipients.
Though it doesn't look like anything formal has been actually issued by the governor's office, the 2021 Special Session of the Nevada Legislature is supposed to begin on Wednesday, July 8.
Ostensibly the session is to address financial matters caused by COVID-19 (actually the over-reaction by the governor). Tax hikes, budget cuts, and other financial shenanigans are in the works.
Additionally, Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson is advocating for law enforcement and criminal justice reform in the wake of the riots. It's unclear to what extent the special session can address multiple issues.
As for gun control, who knows? While nothing specific has been proposed and there are no rumblings, this corrupt Legislature and governor might try anything. It's clear the judicial system is uninterested in the Constitution any longer.
The only thing we can do is reach out to our elected representatives and tell them no more gun control (and probably no more taxes) or else we'll give them the worst fate imaginable: voting them out of office.
So if you care about gun rights, drop your senator or assembly person an email or phone call. Also don't vote Democrat for any reason.
Declaration of Independence
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Robert Treat Paine
Clayton E. Cramer
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