A librarian in Pahrump wants to institute a gun ban.
After facing overwhelming opposition from citizens, the Nye County Library District is begging people to come in and "express their fears" as our source in Pahrump has put it. The specific wording of paragraph 2 is a call for people to state they are opposed to defensive handgun carry around children.
This special message is nothing but a blatant attempt by the library to get parents to "gang up" on the right to bear arms. Apparently, manipulating the rules and behaving like general scumbags is not confined to the Las Vegas libraries. Plenty of citizens will come to express their views, but unless Bloomberg trucks in Las Vegas moms, the opinions won't be in support of the gun ban.
This is all because one 18 year old woman openly carries at storytime with her young siblings and refused to backdown because the librarian was uncomfortable. If a plurality of the public opposes the ban, then in a democratic society without good cause (and gun-free zones are bad ideas almost everywhere outside of prisons) the library trustees cannot pass a regulation because one hoplophobe employee things guns in the kid's are are incongruous.
Criminals target places like gun-free zones with children because they are soft targets, undefended by police or security. This isn't about someone being unsafe or irresponsible. It's because a scared, liberal librarian doesn't want a legally armed woman in the library.
If Nevada didn't unconstitutionally prohibit most 18-20 year olds from carrying concealed, a compromise could be made.
Note that no argument has been made that guns pose a danger. An employee just doesn't like the optics of having them around children. The trustees likely know if they push a total gun ban the citizens of Nye County won't have it.
The county commission should de-establish the library district and make it a subordinate department of the county directly, thus eliminating the ability of the trustees to apply the LVCCLD doctrine.
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Clayton E. Cramer
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