Nick Phillips is facing Sandra Jauregui, a Democrat, for Assembly District 41, currently held by Republican Vicki Dooling. The Democratic State Party sent out the pictured flyers implying that Phillips opposes background checks on firearm purchases. The imagery and implications made are highly incendiary and border on libel. They clearly imply that Phillips supports arming criminals, which is unequivocally false.
The flyers are referring to Phillips' opposition to Ballot Question 1/universal background checks.
What the Democrats conveniently leave out is that Phillips opposes banning private gun sales, which is the ultimate effect of Question 1, not public safety.
The anti-gun Democrats conveniently overlooked that Nevada has background checks on most gun sales, which are dealer retail sales. Every dealer sale gets a required background check (the Brady Check). Qualifying their assertion to include the minority of gun sales to which they refer, the Dems say "all" gun sales. Damning themselves as the dishonest whores that they are, the Democrats highlight "opposes requiring criminal background checks" with a hooded gunman in the background as if Phillips likes armed crooks.
So what the flyers should say is that Phillips opposes background checks on private gun sales, not all gun sales. He opposes some background checks for some gun sales. This mendacious obfuscation is nothing more than politics at its worse, scare tactics and a smear campaign. Democrats cannot win on truth and ideals so they must lie and manipulate to secure votes. They cannot state the truth that Phillips does not support a law that would criminalize innocent behavior, lead to gun registration, and do nothing to actually prevent criminals from getting guns.
If you live in Assembly District 41, vote for Nick Phillips and vote NO on Question 1.
Photos courtesy of Nick Phillips