Nevada: Gun Control Bills Pass Assembly

Nevada: Gun Control Bills Pass Assembly

 

NRA-ILA

 

On April 23rd, the Nevada Assembly voted to pass Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153.   AB 291 and AB 153 have been transmitted to the Senate and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee for further consideration.

Assembly Bill 291, introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41), is omnibus anti-gun legislation that is a threat to both law-abiding gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting.  Most notably, AB 291 would:

  • Allow Local Gun Control Laws: Nevada’s firearm preemption laws have been on the books since 1989 and have been improved over the years to ensure consistency in firearm laws throughout the state, by occupying the field of firearm related regulations with the State Legislature.  With the amendments to AB 291, the legislature would cede authority to the counties to pass stricter gun control laws without limitation.  This move could result in a confusing patchwork of laws for both residents and visitors to navigate while subjecting Nevadans in one county to a different set of rules and regulations regarding their constitutional rights than to a person in a neighboring county.
  • Criminalize Certain Firearm Modifications: With the amendments, this legislation remains broader than existing federal regulations, and would criminalize certain modifications on semi-automatic firearms.  Violations of this section would result in felony penalties.
  • Expand the ability for localities to create “gun-free zones:” These arbitrary boundaries would only disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such restrictions.

Assembly Bill 153, introduced by Assembly Member Ozzie Fumo (D-21), would expand Nevada’s current law regulating firearm storage that could make firearms unavailable for self-defense.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues impacting our Second Amendment Rights and hunting heritage in Nevada.

Disarmed California Citizens Shot Dead While ‘Waiting for Cops’ … And Now They Call for Everyone to Be Disarmed!

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According to early reports – and they are preliminary, so let me just make that caveat up front – police say “one to three” “heavily armed suspects” with military gear and concealed faces began shooting at a San Bernardino developmentally disabled institution, the Inland Regional Center (initial reports said an office holiday party involving San Bernardino County workers was being targeted). Several people have reportedly been shot, some killed, and – again, as of this writing – the suspects, who were reported to have escaped in a black SUV, are still at large.

I have to say this shooting is particularly suspicious for a number of reasons, not the least of which is because it is one of several now that have occurred in a very short window of time, and one of three that have occurred after our president vowed to make every one of these kinds of mass shootings “political” in nature – all to push for more gun control on the American people, the Second Amendment be damned.

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Shock: All But 2 Public Mass Shootings Since 1950 Have Occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”

Last Resistance

So, it’s not exactly a shock to most of us. It’s just common sense. Put yourself in a criminal’s position. You feel like shooting and killing a bunch of people, and you want to be met with as little opposition as possible. If you go to a place that allows concealed carry, there’s a risk that someone could take you out before you start shooting, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take.

Naturally, you’d go to a place that has heavy restrictions on gun-carriers. That’ll pretty much guarantee that no one will be able to fight back, and you’d be able to shoot and kill as many as you want. And then you’d get your 15 minutes of fame when the media give you nonstop coverage. So, probably more than “15 minutes,” but, you know, it’s just an expression.

 

The subject of gun-free zones is up again, because of the shooting that took place at Ft. Hood the other day. Many have already commented that the shooting occurred in a gun-free zone. Most of them do for reasons described above.

Here’s John Lott:

But if schools, theaters, and malls allowed for concealed carry, it would turn America into the Wild West, right? Matt Vespa referred to a National Review article that appeared not long after Newtown:

There is no evidence that private holders of concealed-carry permits (which are either easy to obtain or not even required in more than 40 states) are any more irresponsible with firearms than the police. According to a 2005 to 2007 study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Bowling Green State University, police nationwide were convicted of firearms violations at least at a 0.002 percent annual rate. That’s about the same rate as holders of carry permits in the states with “shall issue” laws.

The left would love to turn this entire country into one big gun-free zone, and they’d do it, all the while paying lip service to our 2nd Amendment “right to hunt.”

Read more at http://lastresistance.com/5309/shock-2-public-mass-shootings-since-1950-occurred-gun-free-zones/#qIQLg7KBW502JmHY.99

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Confirmed: Progressive Gun Control Policy to Blame for Second Fort Hood Massacre

Gateway Pundit

In 2009 Islamist killer Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others at Fort Hood Texas.
Fort Hood was a gun-free zone.

Hasan reportedly screamed, “Allahu Akbar!” as he committed his mass murder.
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(Examiner)

Barack Obama termed this Islamic terrorist attack – workplace violence.
Complete lunacy.

After the first mass killing nothing changed. Fort Hood is still a gun-free zone. President Bill Clinton’s gun-free policies are still in place.

Last week there was another mass shooting at Fort Hood.
Soldiers were told to take cover and hide like cowards as a crazed gunman shot at least 14 Americans on base.
The shooter, Ivan Lopez, then shot himself in the head when he was confronted by a female security guard with a gun.

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Tribute: First Lieutenant Patrick Cook (left) posted his open letter onto Facebook on Monday night in which he praised Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson (right) and was deeply critical of authorities who insist on keeping military bases weapons-free zones. (Daily Mail)

On Monday First Lt. Patrick Cook, who was saved by a fellow soldier last week, penned a powerful letter after the shooting.
The Daily Mail reported:

In a powerful, open-letter a soldier whose life was saved by a brave colleague during the Fort Hood shooting has described the desperate attempts of his fellow brothers-in-arms to resuscitate him after he had been fatally wounded.

In the letter posted to Facebook, First Lieutenant Patrick Cook hails the ultimate sacrifice of Sgt. First Class Daniel Ferguson as he barricaded closed a door that wouldn’t lock – crucially keeping shooter Spc. Ivan Lopez outside.

In one horrific passage, Cook recalls how one week on he can still ‘taste the blood’ of Ferguson in his mouth only to then rage and demand the ‘God-given-right’ for soldiers to be armed on base to prevent another massacre happening again.

Here is First Lt. Patrick Cook’s Facebook post:

My letter to Congress, read today at Texas Senate committee on Constitutional Carry. It is now public record.

To my friends, fellow Texans, brothers in arms, members of the committee, and everyone within the sound of my voice, greetings.

My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and this past Wednesday I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot. Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door until the shooter gave up and went elsewhere, at which time he collapsed. Nearly a week later, I can still taste his blood in my mouth from when I and my comrades breathed into his lungs for 20 long minutes while we waited for a response from the authorities. This Soldier’s name was Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson, and his sacrifice loaned me the rest of my life to tell this story.

But I write to you today not to memorialize this brave Soldier, nor to tell a war story about how we made the best of a losing situation, but to express the part of that story that some in high positions of power clearly do not want told: I knew this was going to happen. I had been saying for five years that Fort Hood was a tinderbox of another massacre waiting to happen. It had to happen, because our betters failed to learn the obvious lesson of five years ago. Worse yet, I know it will happen again. More will die, more will be wounded, more families will be torn apart, needlessly. It happened again, and will happen again, because Fort Hood is a gun free zone.

When the first shots rang out, my hand reached to my belt for something that wasn’t there. Something that could have put a stop to the bloodshed, could have made it merely an “ugly incident” instead of the horrific massacre that I will surely remember as the darkest twenty minutes of my life. Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die. As the shooter kicked at the door, I remember telling myself, “oh well, this is it.” It is beneath human dignity to experience the utter helplessness I felt that day. I cannot abide the thought that anyone should ever feel that again.

Read the rest here.

Let’s hope politicians have the courage to do the right thing and end gun-free zones on military bases.

Backfire! Washington DC Denial of 2M Bikers No-stop Drive Thru Permit on 9-11-13 Means All Day Stop & Go Ride

By: Nelson Abdullah

Conscience of a Conservative

           

The same idiot politicians who thought creating “Gun Free Zones” would make our schools safe assumed they could stop a few million patriotic bikers from driving non-stop through Washington, D.C. by denying them a permit. As usual, the idea BACKFIRED. The bikers, from some far-away states are already on the road and they all still intend to be there but now, obeying every law, every stop light, every pedestrian, their two hour ride will last all day long.

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Chicago: 446 school age children shot so far this year with strongest gun laws in country – media silent

Knowledge Creates Power

FireAndreaMitchell.com The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost two weeks to go. So why isn’t this news worthy? Is it because it would embarrass those anti second amendment nuts who brag about Chicago’s tough gun laws? Is it because most of the kids who were shot and killed were minorities? Or is it because the corrupt media doesn’t want to show Chicago in a bad light?

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It’s Time to End Gun-Free Zones

American Thinker

As  I sit here and digest what happened to all of those children, sick doesn’t even  cover the feelings I have for the parents of these innocent children.   However, there is another emotion brewing in my mind as well:  fear.

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At  home I own several firearms, and frankly, anyone forcing entry to my home would  have a very short life expectancy.   However, each day I have to send my children off to a place where the only  protection they have is the liberal ideology of wishful thinking.  All it  takes to take my little daughter or teenage son from me is one psychopath like  the piece of evil in Newtown, or the  man who used a knife on several children in China  yesterday.

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