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  • Harry Reid's Seat in Nevada Up for Grabs

    08/14/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/14/2016 | George Will
    On election night 2016, the nation’s attention might be focused on Nevada, where Republicans have their most promising, and probably their only realistic, chance to capture a Democratic Senate seat. Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, is retiring, and Republicans’ hopes of retaining their majority might depend on Joe Heck replacing Reid. He is a strong candidate for his party, as his opponent is for hers. Catherine Cortez Masto is a former two-term state attorney general who won reelection even against the 2010 anti-Democratic wave. She would be the Senate’s first Latina. Heck, an emergency room physician and a brigadier general...
  • Governor Sandoval Joins Mounting Opposition to Question One

    08/12/2016 9:52:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/11/2016 | unknown
    “As the people of Nevada learn the truth about Question One gun control initiative, opposition mounts," said Robert Uithoven, campaign director of NRA Nevadans for Freedom. "Governor Sandoval knows that Question One would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms and would instead cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom. We’re excited to have Governor Sandavol join the growing coalition of Nevadans committed to defending freedom from Bloomberg’s extreme gun control agenda.” Question 1, financed by former New York City Mayor and anti-gun activists Michael Bloomberg, is part of Bloomberg’s national gun-control agenda that will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens...
  • Nevada domestic violence advocates support ballot initiative to expand firearm background checks

    08/10/2016 9:13:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    Nevada advocates against domestic violence on Wednesday reaffirmed their support for Question 1, a ballot initiative proposing to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers. Survivors and activists gathered at the Henderson women’s shelter Safe House to discuss the ballot measure, which Nevada voters will decide in November, and the prevalence of domestic violence in the state. For the period from 2010 to 2014, Nevada ranked fifth nationally in the number of women killed by an intimate partner, according to a study released this year by Everytown for Gun Safety and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. During...
  • NRA Reno Campaign Office Grand Opening (Reno NV)

    08/06/2016 5:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 8/6/2016 | Unknown
    We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Reno's NRA Campaign Office! With less than 100 days until election day, the office will serve as our Northern Nevada campaign headquarters where volunteers can make phone calls and campaign material will be dispersed. The NRA is committed to defeating Question 1, and we need all Second Amendment Activist to get involved and "stand up and fight" to defeat Question 1. Please join us on this important day of Monday, August 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for our Office Grand Opening. Our office is located on 3502 S Virginia...
  • VIDEO: Hillary panics after protesters shout near Las Vegas rally stage

    08/04/2016 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 225 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    There was a distinct look of fear on Hillary Clinton’s face as animal rights protesters held up a large banner and yelled near her rally stage in Las Vegas today while the candidate spoke. Secret Service agents sprang into action, with one putting his arm around Clinton. “You’re okay,” he could be heard saying on the hot mic. “Keep talking,” he said as she stood in silence. “We’ll handle it. We’re not going anywhere,” he said. “Keep talking.” “Okay, we’ll keep talking,” Clinton told the audience. She then said the protesters were actually there to focus on Donald Trump. “Apparently...
  • NV: Open Carrier Makes Citizens Arrest on Hit and Run Driver (video)

    07/17/2016 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to image source On 11 July, an open carrier, Brandon Francis, made a citizens arrest on a hit and run suspect.  Francis had just seen the driver hit a pedestrian and drive away. Francis drove after the suspect, cut him off, then ordered him out of the car at gun point.  It is clear from the video that Francis was open carrying his pistol.  Nevada has always been an open carry state.  In the video, you can see Brandon's holster on his right side.  In interviews with two television stations, he is open carrying. From Matthew Shaykin,...
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 6/18/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ 11am & Phoenix, AZ @ 4pm PDT

    06/18/2016 5:13:22 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 854 replies
    Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Las Vegas, NV at Mystčre Theater at Treasure Island. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM PDT. Las Vegas, NV Mystere Theater @ Treasure Island @ 11am PDT Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Coverage begins at 4:00 PM PDT. Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum @ the Arizona State Fairgrounds @ 4pm PDT
  • Few rules restricting guns in public in Nevada

    06/17/2016 10:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Cyndi Lundeberg
    Following the mass shooting in Orlando, guns have again become a hot-button issue. Nevada gun laws, along with open carry laws, allow people to carry a firearm almost anywhere they like. That might include the Las Vegas Strip, clubs and bars. It’s not just handguns. The law protects rifles and the like as well. “It covers everything. I’ve never seen a reason to carry a rifle down the road, but if it became a prudent thing to do, I would do it,” said David Stilwell, owner of Las Vegas’ Gun Butler. Openly carrying firearms doesn’t require a permit, and signs...
  • NRA taps veteran campaign manager to handle effort to defeat Nevada background check(T)

    06/04/2016 7:44:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/2/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    The National Rifle Association on Wednesday announced the appointment of a veteran campaign manager to handle its grassroots campaign to defeat a Nevada ballot measure that would expand firearm background checks to private sales and transfers. The group NRA Nevadans for Freedom tapped Robert Uithoven, who recently managed the campaign for Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, for the job. Uithoven’s hire signals that NRA Nevadans for Freedom is gearing up for a serious fight to defeat Question 1 on the November ballot, the organization said. The group also recently launched a website.
  • NRA Launches Website to Protect Nevadans’ Freedoms

    05/12/2016 9:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 5/11/2016 | uniknown
    The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action is launching an informational website to stop the Californication of Nevadans’ gun rights. The VoteNoQuestion1 website exposes the truth about how a universal background check would criminalize the commonplace activities of many Nevada gun owners. “The law-abiding gun owners of Nevada need to know that Question 1 would cost them their money and their freedom. It could even criminalize many of their commonplace activities,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA Spokesperson. “This ballot initiative was bought and paid for by outside gun control groups bent on the Californication of Nevada. Armed with the facts,...
  • Henderson Kidnapping of Armed Victim was Setup by a “Friend”

    05/12/2016 3:57:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 12 April, 2016, a kidnapping of an armed victim ended with a shooting and car crash in a Henderson, NV cul-de-sac. At the time it was unclear what the motivation for the kidnapping was. Both kidnappers in the front seat were killed, and no charges were filed against the shooter.  Three weeks later, dramatic details have been revealed.At the time I speculated that the victim might have directed the kidnappers to the cul-de-sac where the shooting occurred.  That has been confirmed.  It has been revealed that the first “victim” was a confederate of the two front seat kidnappers. ...
  • Gun owners should be paranoid about Maine’s background check referendum

    05/09/2016 9:27:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 5/8/2016 | Stephen C. Smith
    In November, Maine’s public will be asked to decide whether lawful owners of firearms should be required to go to a gun dealer, pay a “reasonable fee” and be required to fill out a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 to buy or sell a firearm. The referendum’s proponents claim that these requirements are easy, will make us safer, and that this will not be gun registration. Such claims are misleading. Who will determine the amount of this “reasonable fee”? Why should the owner of lawful property, which he or she may have owned for decades, be...
  • RNC could see an opportunity in removing Nevada’s early caucus position

    05/09/2016 9:13:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Nevada is likely to lose its place as the first Western state to vote in the Republican presidential nomination contest, several GOP leaders tell POLITICO. For three successive elections, the state has been grouped in the vaunted class of early-voting states, joining Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as the bellwethers that garner the most attention from presidential candidates and help winnow voters’ choices. But for the third straight primary season, Nevada’s caucuses have been wracked by embarrassing procedural errors, low turnout, confusion among attendees and questions about the integrity of the process… Republican National Committee members say there’s growing...
  • The Fast Track to Felony for Law-Abiding Citizens: Gun Transfers and Question 1(NV)

    05/02/2016 10:00:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 5/1/2016 | Lyle Brennan
    Question 1 is a waste of taxpayer time and money and would only hamper legal gun transfers while doing nothing to prevent crime or protect public safety. Preserve the strides made in 2015 for gun owners and vote NO on Question 1 this November. Additionally, tell your family, friends and colleagues and get the word out so we can collectively defeat this already vetoed proposal.
  • Poll says Nevadans favor gun control for those on terror watch, no-fly lists(HUH?)

    04/26/2016 10:23:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/26/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    A new gun control campaign is targeting Nevadans. A group founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, is pushing for new laws that would bar people on the terrorist watch list and the no-fly list from purchasing firearms. However, gun rights and civil rights groups continue to raise concerns about due process over those lists. The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, said a majority of Nevadans would support a federal law prohibiting people on the FBI’s terrorist watch list or the no-fly list from buying firearms, according to poll results released Tuesday. Public...
  • Nevada’s GOP Delegate Fight: Governor Brian Sandoval Endorses John Kasich

    04/18/2016 6:29:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/17/2016 | Mike Flynn
    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval endorsed John Kasich on Saturday, throwing his support behind the Ohio Governor’s long-shot bid for the Republican nomination just before the state picks its delegates. “John Kasich is the only candidate in the race with a real plan to deliver results, and he is the only Republican who can defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall,” Sandoval said in a statement. “I look forward to helping his team spread this message to voters in the months ahead.”
  • Advocates: Vegas woman slaying illustrates findings of study(UBC)

    04/17/2016 12:57:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 4/17/2016 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The shotgun killing of a Las Vegas woman on a neighbor’s doorstep as she fled from her ex-husband and pleaded for help illustrates a deadly trend found in a study of the link between firearms and domestic violence-related homicides, gun-control advocates say. Everytown for Gun Safety and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence released a survey this week that they said shows women in Nevada are far more likely to be fatally shot by an intimate partner than women in other states.
  • Nevada: Secretary of State Assigns Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative, Question #1 on the November

    04/12/2016 8:45:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 4/11/2016 | unknown
    Today, April 11, the Nevada Secretary of State announced that the Bloomberg gun control initiative will be Question #1 on the November ballot. This initiative would make common firearm transfers illegal unless conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer, absent limited and narrow exceptions (so-called "universal" background checks). This November, Nevadans will have the opportunity to vote down this unnecessary and unenforceable proposal which Governor Sandoval already vetoed in 2013. Bloomberg’s NYC propaganda may say this is a gun safety measure, but we all know that this measure has nothing to do with safety or addressing crime and would only...
  • FRAUDS: "Nevadans" for Background Checks making up facts

    04/09/2016 1:12:09 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 4/9/2016 | Don Turner
    Patriots, I want to share with you the propaganda coming from the instigators of Bloomberg’s Background Check initiative. They are claiming to report “facts” when in reality they are making up data. Help us stop these criminals in Nevada. Here’s a screenshot of the message I was forwarded:
  • Nevada Church Holds Gun Control Event: Approximately 20 Attend (LV)

    03/17/2016 9:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 3/16/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 14, Journey United Methodist Church held an “educational seminar” on gun control in partnership with Nevadans for Background Checks. The seminar was attended by “20 or so congregants.” Universal background checks — like those in California, Colorado, and Paris — are on the ballot in Nevada this November. And while they are ostensibly being pushed by a group represented as local and/or grassroots — Nevadans for Background Checks — the Las Vegas Sun previously reported that the Nevada background check push is “largely bankrolled” by Micheal Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety.
  • Negligent in Nevada?

    02/24/2016 1:14:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Reports from Nevada tonight have indicated potential administrative failures at caucus locations around the state, which threaten to further marginalize its role in the Republican nominating process. The most damning allegations are that precinct officials failed to properly certify voters, and that because of it some participants were voting twice. There also is outrage over the fact that at one location, a precinct official was wearing pro-Donald Trump gear. It's important to note that caucuses, unlike primaries, are party-run affairs without governmental oversight. They are administered by the state party and the Republican National Committee, neither of which enforce...
  • Cruz Courts Paul Voters in Nevada

    02/23/2016 2:43:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 23, 2016 | Alexis Levinson Read more at:
    Pahrump, Nev. - Down the road from the Chicken Ranch brothel and the now-defunct Kingdom Gentleman's Club, past the sign declaring guns and ammo for sale, and another sign for ammo that advised passers by, Defend What's Yours, Ted Cruz stood atop a pick-up truck, rallying about 300 potential supporters in a parking lot across from a joint laundromat-carwash. "We have Pahrump values!" a local man introducing Cruz bellowed from the bed of the pick-up. "What are Pahrump values? We support the constitution," he said to cheers. "We love the Second Amendment," he called out, to even bigger cheers. And,...
  • Watch: Donald Trump, Jr. Rally in Elko, NV (2-22-16) 2016 CAMPAIGNDONALD TRUMP

    02/22/2016 5:37:18 PM PST · by iontheball · 5 replies
    Right Side Video ^ | February 22, 2016 | Right Side Video
    Right Side live video of town hall conducted by Donald Trump, Jr. in Elko, NV.
  • Glenn Beck Responds to South Carolina Primary Results: ‘Join Me’ in a ‘Fast for Ted Cruz’

    02/21/2016 5:45:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 397 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2016 | Staff
    Following Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, talk radio host Glenn Beck urged his Facebook followers to join him and his family “in a fast for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), our country and the Nevada caucus.” “I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus,” Beck wrote on his Facebook page after the South Carolina election results showed a decisive double-digit victory for Trump, whose candidacy Beck has been staunchly opposed to.
  • Live South Carolina GOP Primary Exit Poll Analysis

    02/20/2016 1:14:14 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 45 replies ^ | 2016-02-20 | ABC News
    Who turned out in today's South Carolina Republican primary and what motivated their votes? For all the answers, bookmark this page or save it in the ABC News app now and come back shortly after 5 p.m. ET for the first wave of South Carolina primary exit poll results. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET. The ABC News Analysis Desk will be updating this page with live analysis of the exit polls.
  • 2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)

    02/19/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 18, 2016 | Renee Nal
    Is there anybody more "all over the map" on healthcare than Donald Trump?...
  • Sleeping With The Gun Enemy In Nevada

    02/18/2016 8:56:54 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 2/17/2016 | Herschel Smith
    Bloomberg: With Hopkins's approval, I spend three days observing from behind the counter at Westside Armory, on the condition I won't risk driving away customers by interrupting to ask to quote them by name. On the floor, I listen to the sales patter and consumer comments. I observe diligence, for the most part, about following the rules. And yet I also witness some troubling slip-ups, including one that leads to a visit to the store by two agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "We're not perfect," Hopkins says. Yea, that's right. A Bloomberg hack was...
  • Cruz: Trump wrote checks to Dems who fought conservatives 'tooth and nail'

    02/17/2016 9:52:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    Conservatives for Ted Cruz ^ | February 16, 2016
    Ted Cruz began his Monday with a somewhat contentious interview on Fox & Friends. Contentious because at least two of the three co-hosts are Trump supporters. Which two? Watch the body language in the right hand frame at the 7:25 mark, when Sen. Cruz points that Trump has given money to Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid: ...
  • Cash flowing into Nevada's battle over gun background check measure

    01/31/2016 8:04:26 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 1/31/2016 | Wesley Juhl
    The gun lobby is often portrayed as a goliath, but in the fight in Nevada over the Background Check Initiative, it might be the underdog. That is, if the campaign to extend background check requirements to private-party gun sales and transfers unfolds like it did in 2014 for a similar measure in Washington state, where the gun lobby was outspent several times over. The gun control movement has had a renaissance since the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed by a gunman who then took his own...
  • Gun control advocates come out blazing in bid to expand NV background checks

    01/28/2016 9:21:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 1/27/2016 | Megan Messerly
    Advocates of gun control raked in $3.6 million over the last two years to place an initiative to tighten background checks for gun purchases and transfers in Nevada on the November ballot and ensure it passes. The initiative is part of a broader national push to establish universal background check laws state by state after an effort to do so on the federal level failed in 2013. Mostly recently, Washington passed an expanded background check law through the ballot initiative process in 2014, and Oregon’s legislature approved a similar law last year. In total, 18 states have enacted background check...
  • No 'Gun Free Zone' signs on Trump Tower Las Vegas

    01/24/2016 4:53:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I had written previously about accusations that Donald Trump properties were gun free zones. At the Shot Show in Las Vegas, the Trump tower is a convenient five minute walk away. I grabbed my camera and headed over to see if I could find any No Gun signs. In the picture above, you can see that the buffed and polished entrance to the Trump Tower in Las Vegas is not marred with any "NO GUN" signs. If you look at the two people leaving the tower, each of them is wearing a Shot Show badge. It was obvious that many...
  • Knives, Guns, and the Hustler Club at the Shot Show 2016

    01/21/2016 7:44:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    One of my contacts in Las Vegas is Garrett Cameron of They are doing a good business of custom stencils and Duracoat finishes of just about any pattern that you can imagine on a firearm.  Garrett was with a few friends and associates from the Shot Show.  They decided to give the Hustler Cub a try.  I do not think they knew it is owned by a noted disarmist and Hillary Clinton Supporter, Larry Flynt.When they got to the door, they were met by a security guy with a metal detecting wand.  He was very polite, but asked...
  • Winning Nevada's Caucuses and Electoral Votes

    01/06/2016 7:19:51 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 1/6/2016 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    To win the Nevada caucuses, A Republican candidate should: 1. Announce that the United States Attorney for Oregon, along with all Assistant U. S. Attorneys who participated in the prosecution of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, will be fired on the first day you're in office. 2. Likewise on the first day, declare that the five-year criminal sentences of the Hammonds will be commuted to time served. 3. Vow that, if elected, a top legislative priority will be legislation that abolishes the Bureau of Land Management and gives title to the 248 million acres it administers to the states...
  • Nevada Is Rubio's Firewall, but Cruz Could Tear It Down

    12/21/2015 7:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 21, 2015 | Elaina Plott
    Las Vegas - Marco Rubio is going all in to win Nevada. Though the Florida senator has eschewed the idea that he needs to hunker down in any particular state, his campaign has quietly and steadily poured resources into the Silver State, where chaos and dismal turnout rule the caucuses. Rumors of the Rubio campaign's weak ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire have led many to conclude that his strategists don't believe he needs an early-state victory to remain competitive as the primary season moves into March. But that narrative overlooks the reality on the ground here in Nevada,...
  • Nevada lawmaker publishes pro-gun calendar as part of campaign (9 PHOTOS)

    11/07/2015 11:26:54 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 11/6/2015 | Chris Eger
    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore is on point 12 months a year for the Second Amendment in a calendar to support her political campaign. “While this calendar may create controversy with the anti-gun crowd, my hope is that this calendar will bring attention to the safe and positive role firearms play in our lives; instead of the steady negative attention the anti-gun media brings to exploit every tragedy in attempt to advance their agenda,” said the 45-year old Las Vegas area lawmaker. Fiore has been a strong supporter of both Second Amendment rights and the gun community in Nevada and Las...
  • Harry Reid Gears Up For Massive Gun-Control Push

    10/06/2015 8:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 118 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Jenn Jacques
    Senate Democrats are saddling up for another gun-control push in response to the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday that he is reaching out to Democratic senators on moving background checks legislation. If “we don’t take action, we are equally responsible for innocent deaths as the sick individuals who plot and carry out these horrific measures,” Reid declared Monday on the Senate floor. “One thing is clear: To pass background checks, we need Republicans to stop acting as puppets of the NRA.”
  • Rubio ramping up campaign with more time in early states

    09/26/2015 8:02:19 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2015 | CATHERINE LUCEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    After a summer largely spent raising money for his Republican campaign for president, Marco Rubio says he's about to start spending a whole lot more time in Iowa and the other early voting states. "There were obviously other things we needed to do," the Florida senator said this past week in an interview with The Associated Press.
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Undercover FBI agents spy on Burning Man festival to prevent 'terrorism' (T)

    09/03/2015 6:24:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 9/2/2015 | Darren Boyle
    The FBI has admitted to gathering secret intelligence about the annual Burning Man festival since 2010. In response to a request under the 2012 Freedom of Information Act, the security service said its Special Events Management unit has kept files on festival-goers, known as 'burners' - to 'aid in the prevention of terrorist activites and intelligence collection'. But the FBI's 16-page response to the question by Inkoo Kang is heavily redacted, with information about the technology being used to secretly gather the information being blanked out. The revelation comes as the 29th Burning Man takes place in the Black Rock...
  • Nevada officials negotiate option to buy up to 2.5 million rounds of ammunition

    08/26/2015 10:26:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 8/24/2015 | Kyle Roerink
    State officials made 55 separate requests for ammunition for 9mm pistols, 12-gauge shotguns, semi-automatic rifles and other firearms as part of a solicitation to vendors across the country, according to bidding documents received by sporting good wholesalers. Officials described the deal as routine, a way to secure cheap rounds for highway patrol, parole and probation, emergency management, wildlife and other state departments. Several counties, including White Pine and Esmeralda, also took part in the bid, purchasing officials said.
  • Nevada Expands Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity

    06/22/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada has added ten states whose permits it will recognize, dropped Michigan and New Mexico, and will recognize both permits from Idaho and North Dakota instead of only their enhanced permit.   Here is the list of states that Nevada will recognize, as of June 18th, 2015.  From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf): Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 Legislative Session, the State of Nevada will recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states: Alaska Arizona Arkansas Delaware Idaho (both types of permits) Illinois Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Minnesota Montana Nebraska North Carolina North Dakota (both types...
  • NV: Governor Sandoval Protects Children from Disarmist Educrats

    06/08/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2013, a seven year old student was suspended from school for chewing a pop-tart in the vague shape of a gun.   The story struck a nerve, and made national news.    Glen Harlan Reynolds, in a USA Today article, noted that students were suspended for even more ridiculous "offenses".  From Meanwhile, a 5-year-old girl was charged with "terroristic threats" for talking about her pink toy gun that shoots . . . bubbles. The school suspended her for 10 days and required a psychological evaluation.And in Maryland, boys were suspended for playing cops and robbers and using their fingers...
  • Nevada reforms remove Knife Bans

    06/07/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada Governor Sandoval signed significant knife law reform legislation on 1 June, 2015.  The law removes antique bans on switchblade knives, dirks, daggers, and belt buckle knives.  State preemption of knife laws was stripped from the bill.  The law will go into effect on 1 July. The bill is an interesting inversion of the knife law reforms enacted in Texas, where a comprehensive preemption law was passed, while antique bans on dirks and daggers, inherited from the 1873 Reconstruction government were left in place. The reforms have been championed by Knife Rights, who characterize their efforts as opening a...
  • Bloomberg Researchers: Americans Support Gun Control if You Reword Poll Questions

    06/06/2015 7:56:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/5/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Researchers at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say polls making it look like Americans have abandoned gun control are the result of poorly worded questions. If the questions were worded differently, those polls would show that Americans actually want more gun control laws passed.
  • NV: Governor Sandoval Signs Gun Reforms in week ending on 1 June, 2015

    06/06/2015 6:49:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada Governor Sandoval signed significant gun reform bills into law in the last few days. SB 136 was signed on May 27th, 2015.   It protects the rights of archery hunters to carry a handgun for protection. SB 175  was signed on 1 June.  It makes gun laws uniform across the state of Nevada with a strong preemption statute.   The statute eliminates a maze of local government ordinances and regulations.  One of the chief of these is the long standing requirement for handgun registrations in Clark County.   The registration system was put into place as Las Vegas came under...
  • Las Vegas Gun Laws: Quotes from Heated Debate

    03/31/2015 7:32:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/30/2015 | Don Lee
    The debate over changing Las Vegas gun laws and the guns laws in Nevada covers, like the desert outside Las Vegas, a lot of ground. On one side are individual rights and freedoms and the laissez-faire spirit of the mythical Old West. On the other side are modern concerns such as suicide prevention and protecting women from violence. Sometimes both come in to play, as when Linda Cavazos of the group Moms Demand Action was quoted by as saying in support of background checks, “This isn’t a partisan issue – it’s about respecting the Second Amendment and keeping guns...
  • Gun bills progress in Nevada Legislature

    03/24/2015 10:11:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 3/23/2015 | SEAN WHALEY and SANDRA CHEREB
    The Nevada Senate on Monday passed legislation prohibiting domestic violence abusers from possessing guns and making it easier for gun owners in other states to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada. Senate Bill 175 also adds an occupied vehicle to Nevada law involving justifiable homicide. It passed on a vote of 14-5 with some Democratic support and now moves to the Assembly, where passage in the Republican-controlled chamber is likely. State Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, twice tried unsuccessfully to amend the bill on the floor. He wanted to ensure adequate training in other states before Nevada recognizes their concealed...
  • State Senator Circumvents Bloomberg In Nevada With SB 240

    03/24/2015 9:36:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 3/24/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 240, introduced by Senate Majority leader Michael Roberson, would allow for free background checks for private party gun sales. Thus circumventing the push for “universal background checks,” by the Michael Bloomberg astroturf groups, such as “Everytown for Gun Safety.” Of course they’re not happy, and they’re calling the legislation, a “fake backgrounds check bill,” because its purpose is not registration.
  • Winters in Tahoe ain't getting warmer

    02/27/2015 9:39:31 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 2/27/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The winter of 2014-2015 may be a very warm one, but it is not part of a significant trend during the past several decades. It is hard to link a single warm winter to climate change when the recent trends are toward cooling.
  • 2015 could be year of the gun at Nevada Legislature

    02/23/2015 7:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 2/22/2015 | SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet. First there was a dust-up between Senate Democrats and Republicans over a GOP gun measure that includes domestic violence provisions that Democrats said fell short of what is needed.