As reported in the Review-Journal, DPS wants more money to cover travel expenses for the governor's protection. I would assume that the $15,500 they are asking for is going to pay the expenses of a trooper or two to accompany the governor on travels. Meaning he will have an extra bodyguard or two when he goes places that he wouldn't have had before.
Two important things stand out. First, "travel" and "new laws," which the LVRJ speculates as new gun laws, which are really unpopular in rural Nevada. So I'm betting that Sleestak is afraid that some deplorable bitter-clinger in the middle of nowhere will take a potshot at him. That's right: I'm saying the governor is asking for more protection when he travels to rural, Second Amendment Sanctuary counties.
Prudence aside (see below), the implication here is insulting. While Nevadans are angry, they are expressing their anger politically and non-violently. People are talking recall and lawsuits, not revolution. We're writing angry letters and blog posts.
If Sisolak is afraid of gun owners, then he and the Bloomberg-bought legislature shouldn't have passed anti-gun laws...that they knew would piss people off. But that's not how it works. It's a double-standard. Politicians and billionaires are protected by police and bodyguards and they want to take even our pistols away from us.
While I really, don't like the governor, I don't wish him any harm. Smart ass comments aside, I think very few of us do. None of us want to live in a world of political violence. It's an extremely ugly world. Assassination of local and state politicians is trivial and I'm surprised that in this state, security is taken so lightly. Then again, until 2001 we all lived in a world where stuff like that "just didn't happen." It's only prudent that they step up security.
For those out there that might think such things would be a good idea, I want to highly dissuade you. First, the blowback against legal gun owners would be awful. We'd be tarred and feathered along with the assassin. Laws would become worse and the gulf between sanctuary counties and the state government would widen. The state would take even more aggressive measures to keep people in line.
So if you're crazy or angry and think this is a good idea, please don't. If domestic violence has to come, let it start and come from somewhere else many years from now.
If you don't like the governor, focus on getting him out of office by recall or election. Vote Republican and support peaceful non-compliance. I'll probably get flak for this, but I'll take money-radicalized moderates like Sisolak over guys like VA Governor Ralph "Blackface" Northam any day.
So, all in all, small potatoes but you can see the hypocrisy of Democrats and the anti-gunners in action with this move. And for heaven's sake, please, nobody do anything stupid.
Disclaimer to government agencies: I do not advocate or support violence to the governor or other officials. I also do not have a dog.
Clayton E. Cramer
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