From Mr. Zimmerman. He and his daughter are to be commended for putting up a stand and seeing it through! Thanks to the people of Pahrump and the Commissioners who stood against this.
UPDATE: The monthly meeting was held today with a noticeably small crowd but still several familiar faces watching the meeting. I was present for a meeting that was to be uneventful given the rather mundane agenda items shown. What I was NOT expecting was the library director to give a public statement, on the record, which said: 1. The efforts to date to ban guns were only "common sense" measures (really tired of anti-gun proposals being touted as common sense when they are counter to that) to protect the children in the 16'x16' room for the storytime events. 2. They were in no way trying to ban guns throughout the library (though the first meeting in October made it clear that was the end goal). 3. It was made clear to the library staff and board that accidents with the children present were not a true risk. 4. All efforts to continue the ban would cease immediately. 5. The existing ban on weapons in the library code of conduct would NOT be enforced.
Also, following the last meeting in January, I mentioned that my wife had a very productive conversation with the director about holding firearm safety classes with children. Well, since then the library has ordered the Eddie Eagle materials and scheduled the first class to be at the end of April!
The Nye County commissioners have also created a new liaison position between the library board and commissioner board with Com. Keonig serving in that role. This means that there will be a commissioner at all meetings going forward.
Two members of the board are terming out in their service, so this writer has thrown his hat into the ring as well.
Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
The View From Out West