The group, Nevadans for State Gun Rights, is asking for the invalidation of the "Background Check Initiative" because of a failure to submit the signatures on the same day in each county, as required by law. Apparently, the signatures were submitted everywhere else on November 12th, the day after the November 11th deadline, but not until November 13th in Storey County. Also, there was a major oversight in attaching required affidavits to the actual signature pages submitted.
The actual request for invalidation can be found here.
There has also been questions raised about possible violations of Nevada state law regarding solicitation and signature gathering. As we know, 'Nevadans' for Background Checks, fueled by massive donations from elitists dedicated to trampling out liberty, particularly from billionaire control freak Michael Bloomberg. As Ammoland.com states:
"many of the paid, “volunteers” from [the Washington State I-594 campaign] were transferred to Nevada where some were reported to be paid as much as $5.00 per signature in the initiative petition effort. Local Nevada rights advocates – who actually live in the state and are true grass roots volunteers – say this looks like a violation of Nevada law. They point out that, while paying signature gatherers on an hourly basis is acceptable, paying them commissions per signature, makes the gatherers commission sales people, which is forbidden because it provides incentive for them to distort the intent of the petition. They also point out that Nevada law identifies any door-to-door sales activity – including commissioned signature gathering – as sales, requiring both a business license and a solicitor’s license. Neither the Bloomberg front group nor the “volunteers” had such licenses."
Why fight these battles of technicalities? We are being persecuted by a monster that uses money against us. They do not rely on fact or the true will of the people, but rather lies, obfuscation, and money to fuel their deceptions. They pay people to mislead voters into signing away their rights and they promulgate misleading commercials. 30 seconds of half-truths can sway a lot of uninformed minds.
Let us hope and pray that this battle in the warto strip us of our God-given right to self-defense is our victory.
20 armed men successfully stood as security for a store in Ferguson, MO, armed with rifles and handguns. Apparently, being ready for anything served to keep the store intact and the citizens safe merely by deterrence. Read the story here. Ever wonder why people today might need a 'high-powered assault weapon' with 'high-capacity clips' [sic]? Well, Monday night's total absence of the National Guard and a lackluster police response meant massive looting, arson, and vandalism. Imagine if the crowd was as hellbent on murder, mayhem, and outright terrorism as the pre-verdict hype predicted; those weapons and every advantage they give the user may have been sorely needed.
This is why we bear arms. Not because of race, not because of fun, not to make a statement, but because really bad stuff happens even in our 'civilized' day and age.
In Las Vegas, ABC 13 News (KTNV) aired a segment on how to protect your home against burglary.
Now, the segment dealt mainly with making your home more resistant to burglaries of the unattended home daylight burglaries. Most of the tips provided courtesy of LVMPD’s expert were relatively simple and common sense, including: “Make noise when someone knocks...Plant hostile vegetation...Install a noisy alarm.” Probably just enough to get the average person thinking along the lines of making their home a hard target.
They interviewed a family whose home was burglarized in the middle of the night when their door was kicked in. No details were provided, but it was certainly not the daylight burglaries the report was focused on.
The one tip that truly would apply is asking who is at the door before opening. Challenging a potential intruder to identify himself before you open the door is essential to providing yourself vital seconds to react to an assault or keeping the intruder out in the first place. Every knock on the door should be answered. Most daylight burglars try the front door, usually with some pretext such as a lost dog, magazine sales, or asking trivial questions if the door is answered. Then they move on to their next target. Once they identify what they believe to be an empty home, they will usually make entry through a side or back door.
Since home invasion robberies (also known as burglaries) was not the focus of this report, I won’t be too critical on the lack of advice to have a gun handy and knowing how to use it. As it write this, my home defense pistol is out on my night stand, less than 5 seconds away from where I type out on the couch. Of course, when I leave, I secure the pistol in a quick-access safe and the rest of my guns in a cabinet bolted to the wall. Never leave a gun out when you are not home, especially as thieves or worse, children, may access it.
If a burglar is intent on victimizing you, your passive measures hardening your home will not stop a forced or violent entry. A weapon (most likely a gun) is your only defense at that point. You cannot count on the police to save you; most response times are about five minutes (if you’re lucky) or much longer if you are in rural Nevada. In a violent encounter, you can only depend on yourself and your skills. Have a gun, keep it where you can retrieve it quickly, and most importantly, have the will and the skills to use it.
Regarding the mass civil disobedience gathering to protest and violate the new draconian and unconstitutional background check/transfer initiative (I-594), the Washington State Patrol (state police) are refusing to arrest the demonstrators who will illegally transfer guns to one another (mostly because the bill was so horribly written).
Bob Watson said in the comments on The Truth About Guns article said:
“The point is the destruction of “gun culture”. This is the most ambitious piece of social engineering our political and economic elites have ever attempted. They spend tens of millions of dollars in a top-down, long term campaign to pass legislation that creates hundreds of thousands of new ‘criminals’. State by state, the numbers of law abiding gun owners are reduced and the numbers of ‘criminals’ who own guns are increased. In tandem, the number of prohibited persons who are classified as mentally ill or domestic abusers is increased.
“The elimination of a civil right presents a thorny problem. Massive efforts to enforce the draconian legislation passed in Connecticut, California, Washington, Maryland and New York would be counter-productive. It would produce a political backlash that would derail their plans. It is more effective to play a long-game with gradual increases in enforcement. In a decade or two, millions of citizens will no longer be able pass a background check and confiscation of firearms from criminals and prohibited persons will be common place.”
Couldn't have said it better myself, Bob.
We as Americans have a duty, based both in our God-given natural rights as well as a duty secured with the blood of our founders, to defend our rights. We must protest, we must speak against what the influence of blatant lies and money of the elite can do. Americans threw tea into Boston Harbor as a dramatic protest against unjust taxes, imposed by an arrogant and ignorant parliament, who incidentally was also far removed from the world of the common colonists.
Today they may come for your guns. Tomorrow they may take away your freedom of speech. Someday, they may come for you. Guns are our last line of defense.
The desire to trade guns freely without background check centers on convenience, not having to go to a dealer, wait, and pay $25, and also to avoid handing the government a paper trail that allows for de facto registration. Ever buy a gun from a dealer? It’s de facto registered. Read this pageto see how that happens.
Still don’t believe that registration leads to confiscation? Look at what the abhorrent, tyrannical state of New York is doing. It confiscates the legally owned guns of deceased persons, robbing their relatives of their possession. There is no justification for this. New York has deigned to designate some persons worthy of firearms ownership and others not. Since they know the guns are there, and they know the owner is dead, they come for them. Now what if they simply didn't want the owner owning guns? Replace ‘dead’ with ‘outspoken’. If the government knows about them, they can take them.
Unsurprisingly, the carpetbagging would-be totalitarian Michael Bloomberg had his proxy organizations import out-of-state petition gatherers to dupe the uniformed into signing away our rights. That's right, get the true believers or those who aren't like you (so they don't begin to sympathize with you) to do the dirty work. Guess the Bloomberg-ites didn't trust actual Nevadan's to you know, bring in more useless gun control. Just more proof that 'Nevadans' for Background Checks aren't Nevadans and the whole scheme, as we saw in Washington, is just an evil plot to start stripping us of our rights.
The state legislature really needs to amend the petition law to require ONLY Nevada registered voters to gather signatures, ideally on a volunteer basis only. Or else anyone with money can have their way by fooling the foolish. Well, that why we have guns; to make sure no one can take our rights away from us when we can fight to keep them. Oh wait...
The ‘Nevadans’ for Background Checks says that it has enough signatures to qualify its petition for a 2016 ballot initiative. All that we can hope for is that they do not have enough valid signatures. If this goes on the ballot, we face a fight with an enemy, Michael Bloomberg and his billionaire, totalitarian ilk, who will spend any amount of money to brainwash the unwary into voting away their rights. It seems so simple, so ‘common sense.’ Except it’s not common sense.
Those who would seek to pervert our rights, those who are willingly ignorant to the truth and complicit with the wave of progressive tyranny are going to ‘celebrate’ their attempt at stealing yet another thing from Nevadan gun owners. If you can, get to the Elections Division of Clark County tomorrow at 1 PM. By all means, open carry. Show them what our right mean to us.
Criminals will not subject themselves to background checks. They obtain guns illegally now, even though the largest source of guns, the retail sector, has federally mandated background checks. Plus criminals, being criminals, don’t care about straw purchases, stealing guns, or illegally possessing a gun. This law will stop no criminals and only encumber the average citizen. Do you want to be presumed a criminal?
Do you want to be subjected to an enforceable, poorly crafted law intended to erode your right to bear arms one law at a time? That is the intent of the laws; slowly make it more and more difficult to keep and bear arms. First background checks, then registration, then confiscation. Look at the UK and Australia and countless other examples; this was the route they took.
What is the ultimate outcome of these initiatives? Massive civil disobedience and turning average people like you and me into criminals, simply because they object to be forced to go to a dealer, pay money, and ask permission to buy a gun. Most gun owners will not comply with these laws, when it suits them. Thousands of Washington State residents are vowing not to comply with their new Bloomberg-sired background check law.
Martin Luther King said this, building on ideas by Thomas Jefferson: “One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” The idea is found all throughout the writings of the world’s great thinkers and our founding fathers. We cannot obey a law that means to strip us of our god-given rights. Background checks are just the first stop in restricting our rights. Look at how I-594 in Washington was written: everyone who basically touches a gun they do not own is a criminal. And that’s the idea: make everyone a criminal so they can take away their guns. When no one has guns, no one can resist the government when they being to do whatever they feel like, constitutional or not.
And guess what else? There is no way for the government to really know. The author knows for a fact that many average Californian’s who would never dream of committing a gun crime trade guns in violation of California’s tyrannical, restrictive, and absurd gun laws. Indeed, many firefighters, soldiers, and police officers in the Golden State possess plenty of illegal, unregistered ‘assault weapons’; guns that are illegal because of the way the look. California still perseveres.
When they start persecuting gun owners, there will be bloodshed. The only way to stand against tyrants who want a disarmed populace to further their tyranny is by the force of arms; the very reason the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution exists. Police officers who have forgotten their vows to uphold the Constitution and who care nothing about the rights of citizens will be literally caught in the crossfire. Americans will fight and die to preserve their guns in order to preserve their liberty. Remember, without guns America could never have won its freedom from Great Britain.
I am not calling for violence now; we still have other means to stop this evil. Here is what the Declaration of Independence says about revolution:
“...that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Those are the conditions of revolution, and we are not yet there. Yet we cannot sit idly by and let our rights disappear. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing,” (wrongly attributed to Edmund Burke). We must speak with our neighbors, vote in representatives who respect our rights, ignore and counter liars like Bloomberg and his bastard children advocacy groups.
Henry David Thoreau said this, and I cannot say it better:
“Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?”
He needs no commentary.
Stand against tyrants like Bloomberg and their money; donate, support, and vote against ‘gun control’ legislation like this background check initiative. Don’t whine and stay home; get out and vote. Fight against this in the democratic manner so that we don’t have to fight and kill for our rights—that is a very real threat. It’s time to read the tea leaves and see the signs of the times. Tyranny is coming, only to be stopped by a violent and bloody revolution, if we sit at home and do nothing. I hope and pray that we can turn this tide by democratic means; ones that aren't funded by men who would be right at home with King George III.
Speak, vote, and donate so that we may never have to fight.
Florida has a case before its supreme court, basically on open carry. The background is a man was convicted for failing to keep his weapon concealed. It was concealed poorly the very first time he lawfully carried a concealed weapon and became exposed to public view.
This YouTube video shows the State's argument against open carry and some pretty good questions from the panel of justices. You can see their reasoning and the rather lame reason's open carry should be illegal the State's attorney gives.
Remember, open carry and concealed carry each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages and neither method is superior to the other.
Oh, and the whole Second Amendment is pretty unambiguous: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."