"No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." (Mark Twain)
We walked away from some major potential disasters, such as “assault weapon” bans and the destruction of preemption, which was saved by NSSF threatening to pull out ShotSHOW. The hoplopaths in Carson City used up precious political capitol getting pretty much what we expected out of them.
We fought the good fight and showed our teeth. If this is the best they can do with a supermajority, the next two years are going to encourage even more people to resist the boot of gun control. With a promising Supreme Court case coming up, the future looks even brighter. Remember, the darkest part of the night is just before dawn.
One win is SB 287, the public records reform bill, which eliminated the “extraordinary fee” charges that many agencies used to discourage public records requests. For instance, one gun rights activist was quoted over $3,000 just for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District to search for documents pertaining to the open carry issue. Many places wanted $50-100 an hour simply to have someone search an email server. This change will allow people like me to obtain records far more easily.
Detailed analysis of the session, each of the bills, and Flores v. LVCCLD will follow this summer. If you are in Northern Nevada, there will be a meet-up in August. To help support the work of Nevada Carry/Frontier Carry, please contribute a dollar a month via Patreon.