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Background Checks to double this Week
Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 23 Oct05 | Vin Suprynowicz

Posted on 10/23/2005 7:52:55 AM PDT by rellimpank

VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Background checks to double this week

Some 8,450 Clark County residents -- about 14,000 Nevadans, statewide -- have gone through the onerous process of acquiring a concealed firearms permit.

It's not easy or cheap. You have to take a $100 class, pass a written safety exam, demonstrate safe gun handling and marksmanship at a shooting range, submit to fingerprinting and being "mug-shotted" like a common criminal, pay the state another $105, and then wait three months for an FBI criminal background check.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2a; amendment2; atf; backgroundchecks; banglist; bloat; comeandtakeit; fmcdh; rkba; suprynowicz; unconstitutional
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1 posted on 10/23/2005 7:52:55 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Welcome to blue state America.

Nevada is turning blue. The only way to preserve 2nd Amendment rights may be to cloe down eastbound roads from California to Nevada.


2 posted on 10/23/2005 7:56:08 AM PDT by nj26
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To: rellimpank
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Oct-23-Sun-2005/opinion/3359142.html---

Sorry , here's the link--

3 posted on 10/23/2005 7:56:18 AM PDT by rellimpank (urbanites don' t understand the cultural deprivation of not being raised on a farm:NRABenefactor)
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To: nj26

"The long-term goal? Our complete disarmament."

He is so right!


4 posted on 10/23/2005 8:06:25 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: rellimpank
" . . .submit to fingerprinting and being "mug-shotted" like a common criminal, . . . an FBI criminal background check. "

Yeah, but at least there isn't gun registration. /sarcasm

5 posted on 10/23/2005 8:08:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: BenLurkin

FYI---the Nevada CWP does specify the model of firearm you are permitted to carry concealed, but not a serial number--and was modified a few years ago to permit more than two on the CWP--


6 posted on 10/23/2005 8:16:14 AM PDT by rellimpank (urbanites don' t understand the cultural deprivation of not being raised on a farm:NRABenefactor)
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To: rellimpank

Okay.


7 posted on 10/23/2005 8:16:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: nj26

Nevada is the state that keeps re-electing Dingy Harry Reid. There is hope for Nevada in that it borders the reddest state in the union.


8 posted on 10/23/2005 8:27:46 AM PDT by foobeca
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To: rellimpank; nj26
FYI---the Nevada CWP does specify the model of firearm you are permitted to carry concealed, but not a serial number--and was modified a few years ago to permit more than two on the CWP--

They still don't have reciprocity though, thanks to Bernie Anderson (D-Reno) who, as head of the judiciary committee, bottles up that bill every time the legislature meets. Yet the NRA gives him an "A" while his Republican challenger gets a lesser grade.

Indeed, the state is turning bluer almost every month. The article mentioned in passing that the background check fee now was $25. Originally it was $15, with the promise that it would be used only to buy the necessary computers, after which it would be reduced/repealed. As of this legislative session, it went to $25, without even a complimentary jar of vaseline.

9 posted on 10/23/2005 9:38:37 AM PDT by Oatka (Hyphenated-Americans have hyphenated-loyalties -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Oatka
This mimics the requirement for an Alaska CCW (and yours is good up BTW) - that is until the Gov signed an executive order allowing local residents to CCW without permits - for those who would be eligible. Guess he figured bad guys would carry anyway.

Just hope we don't elect a Dim for Gov next time around.

And while it may be costly, at least you can get a CCW. When I lived in Las Vegas, you have to scam something like being a part time deputy - to even carry.

Glad I left - nice folks still live, just not enough.
10 posted on 10/23/2005 11:41:59 AM PDT by ASOC (Insert clever tagline here: _______)
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