Gov. Sisolak has ordered non-essential businesses closed because they didn't close voluntarily. By midnight tonight, non-essential businesses must close. Read about the order and what is essential and non-essential at the Review-Journal. The economy is taking a major dump because of this.
While some of these precautions are necessary, they are extreme and because of government failure to stop the spread of the pandemic earlier. We're talking failing to push out enough tests to ID cases and track them. We're taking a mask shortage or cutting off travel out of hotspots like Seattle.
For the fifth time, I'm reminding everyone that the state CANNOT use a state of emergency to close gun stores. It's flat-out illegal in Nevada. In California, they are closed or defying orders. DPS has shat the bed on background checks and citizens need time for their checks to clear and pickup their guns.
I'm harping on this so much so that word gets out to desperate people. Also, if police or authorities try to shut gun stores down, the public and the government is on notice that we know. If they do attempt to shut down gun stores, citizens can rally to protest the move (in small groups at least 6 feet apart, of course).
Per NRS 414.155, during a state of emergency, firearms cannot be confiscated unless one is unlawfully in possession of the firearm or unlawfully carrying the firearm (in violation of existing laws). No executive or local authority including the governor can make additional restrictions or ordinances pertaining to firearm restrictions. This law was in response to the post-Hurricane Katrina confiscations in New Orleans.
NRS 414.155 Limitations on emergency powers relating to firearms. Pursuant to Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States and Section 11 of Article 1 of the Constitution owww.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-414.html#NRS414Sec155f the State of Nevada, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the emergency powers conferred upon the Governor and upon the executive heads or governing bodies of the political subdivisions of this State must not be construed to allow:
1. The confiscation of a firearm from a person unless the person is:
(a) In unlawful possession of the firearm; or
(b) Unlawfully carrying the firearm; or
2. The imposition of additional restrictions as to the lawful possession, transfer, sale, carrying, storage, display or use of:
(b) Ammunition; or
(c) Components of firearms or ammunition.
Clayton E. Cramer
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