The library open carry revenge bill returns! It has been proposed to add libraries to NRS 202.265 which prohibits firearms on school grounds. AB 354 wouldn’t exist except the stupid legislators, excluding Republican Robin Titus, decided to extend the deadline because two of the Democrats were scumbags who had to resign.
For those of you who don’t remember, the Las Vegas Clark County Library District illegally prohibited open carry. Only concealed carry was prohibited per state statute, but library rules prohibited weapons generically. Open carriers fought back, the corrupt board of leftists didn’t like it, and Mrs. Flores sued over it. The state Supreme Court made a bad decision—wholly based on politics rather than fact, law, and legislative intent—and decided that libraries weren’t bound by state preemption laws.
First off, the Flores v. LVCCLD decision makes this bill unnecessary. Under the principle of case law, libraries can use their general rule-making powers to make a rule banning firearms including open carry. It may not be logical or fit the statutes, but the Supreme Court can do whatever it wants and it did. Sorry, but it’s Chinatown.
Second, this bill already had a crack at passing in 2017. Sponsor Shannon Bilbray-Axlerod’s bill from 2017, SB 115, never left committee, so this year, with an anti-gun super-majority she’s taking another chance to give us the finger. Just remember Shannon, years from now the facts about what you and your cronies did will be public record. There is no covering up your petty tyranny and your inexcusable stupidity (nor your working for Saudi Arabia).
Anyhow, this bill is unnecessary and is just a personal slight against Nevada Carry, Mrs. Flores, and the Nevada armed citizen community. Libraries aren’t magic places that gun laws stop people from committing acts of violence. Shannon, we hope you end up a two-time loser on this one.
Catch up on the history of the issue.
Clayton E. Cramer
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