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1 posted on 05/07/2003 6:07:38 PM PDT by Richard-SIA
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"I am also calling on everyone in Nevada to begin practicing OPEN CARRY! Since the NSCA is so determined to undermine our CCW, prevent reciprocity, keep registering gun owners in Clark County (and expand that registrationn statewide), and prevent us from doing away with the requirement to list each allowed CCW weapon."From all appearances Clark County is rapidly [and unfortunately] becoming the state of Nevada.

I occasionaly pack a pistol in the field in Elko County and have relatives in St. George UT [maybe 30 miles as the crow flies from Clark County NV] so any registration requirements might be of more than academic interest to me. Could you explain what is already in place and what the gun grabbers have in mind? Thanks. GJ

2 posted on 05/07/2003 7:26:57 PM PDT by R W Reactionairy
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A thoughtful article and an honest call to political action -- well worth posting and reading, I wish you well in Nevada. Thanks for the post.

As a hint, one of the little mysteries of modern urban politics is why local pols go against their constituents on important issues. As James Q. Wilson pointed out in a learned essay on urban politics 30 years ago, the reason is usually marginal money -- the next available political dollar. That determines who the "audience" is for a political figure or grouping. In your case, there are either some liberal lobbies or a business lobby behind the Clark County grabbers. My money would be on the latter, suspecting influence from immigrant New York and California gun-hating businessmen in Vegas.

Look for public fora (police/community meetings, proceedings of police boards, LE addresses to Rotary, the Chamber, other business groups) in Vegas that might be an opportunity for someone in the biz community to go whine to the local LE community about guns and gomers, and send someone to see whether that isn't going on.

Also, have a look at who is supporting the successful sheriff and DA candidates in Clark County -- see if the Violence Policy Center, the Million Moms, or other similar groups are contributing. That may help.

Good luck!

4 posted on 05/08/2003 3:54:13 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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A few weeks ago I identified the police as enemies of the RTKBA, and the a couple of the jackboot worshipers on this forum attacked like bedbugs crawling out from the dark places where they normally hide and fondle their Nazi memorabilia. The said that the police only enforce the laws and don't make then. I said WRONG. The police have an active taxpayer funded lobby that continually works for more laws to use against citizens who have the effrontery to want to be armed. They of course said that wasn't true, and no matter what I saw with my own eyes it could be true because the police only enforce laws, not make them and on and on.

So while your plight in NV has my deepest sympathy, it is not by any means unique. The same sort of SS wannabes who frequent the ranks of the police there in NV are also found in GA working tirelessly at your and my expense (tax funded) to strip you of ever more rights.

One technique that we (we being CSG) used is to have several people sign up to testify in open hearings Some will take the moderate approach. Others will be there to say things like "I'm sure this bill would make the job of the police easier, but if we all lived in barracks with an 8:00PM curfew and had police and dogs wandering around all night their job would be easier still. This country is supposed to be based on individual freedom, not giving the police more tools to restrict the rights of citizens" Don't know if it ever did much good, but you do what you can.

5 posted on 05/08/2003 4:53:37 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
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