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  • 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 usatoday.com: 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    newsmax.com ^ | 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 guns.com 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
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 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
    gunalizer.com ^ | 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
    americanthinker.com ^ | 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
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 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.
  • Everytown for Gun Safety: Guns Don’t Stop Rape

    02/22/2015 8:13:37 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | Robert Farago
    I’ve scheduled a post tomorrow on how to frame the argument that gun control advocates can’t win: guns stop rape. Ahead of that piece, I’d like to point out that the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex is up in arms about today’s quote of the day from Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. Ms. Fiore said “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them.” Bilious billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s mob, Everytown for Gun Safety, sent out an email blast today claiming, “This grotesque display of opportunism is beyond the pale.” Irony:...
  • New Gun Bill Introduced In Nevada Senate

    02/19/2015 8:26:23 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 2/19/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 175 was introduced by Senator Michael Roberson, which creates reciprocity with other state concealed carry permits, and would repeal the handgun registration requirements of Clark County. It also strengthens state preemption, of gun laws, by allowing those “adversely affected” by local ordinances to file suit. There’s a provision making it illegal, for anyone convicted of domestic violence, from possessing a firearm.
  • Legislators have no plans to consider marijuana, gun control initiatives

    02/12/2015 8:03:27 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 2/11/2015 | Cy Ryan
    Carson City — The Nevada Legislature apparently won’t consider initiative petitions to allow the sale of recreational marijuana and to require background checks for some gun sales. Initiative backers gathered the necessary number of signatures to qualify the plans, but under the state constitution, they first must be presented to the Legislature for approval in the first 40 days of the session. If not, they go on the 2016 election ballot.
  • NV: Shooting through the Door is a bad idea

    02/06/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Shooting through a door is usually a bad idea.  Your ability to see the target is often obscured or nonexistent, and it may be difficult to show that you believed that you were confronting a deadly threat.   Shooting through an inside door may be less problematic than one that is an entrance to a building that you are defending. Interior doors  are usually of flimsy construction.  A person who has retreated to a bedroom or bathroom and who has locked the door may have less options than someone who is defending an entrance door.   If someone has already...
  • Gun Rights Alert - Support AB2

    02/04/2015 7:56:11 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    February 3, 2015 Legislative Alert First Firearms Hearing Tomorrow and our opponents are already on the attack with misleading information! Please join us in support of Assembly Bill 2 February 4 at 8am in Assembly Judiciary
  • Nevadans make moves to combat gun violence

    01/31/2015 10:26:24 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | JOHN L. SMITH
    Advocates point to lower incidences of gun-related domestic violence. Domestic abusers will find it more difficult to purchase handguns if the effort becomes law. Currently in Nevada, weapons sold at gun shows don’t require background checks. Nor do weapons sold between private parties. That would change if the background check measure becomes law. The background check initiative wouldn’t have been needed if Gov. Brian Sandoval had signed the bill that passed the Legislature in 2013. But Sandoval vetoed it, a decision which no doubt pleased gun lobbyists who were actively working to undercut it. Nevadans find out in a few...
  • Idea of the Day: How Gun Violence Affects Women in Nevada

    01/23/2015 9:31:15 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanprogress.org ^ | 1/23/2015 | unknown
    Because of his criminal past, Gipson was prohibited from gun ownership under both federal and Nevada state law. However, he had no problem purchasing a .25 caliber handgun from a friend for $50 in cash and $50 in marijuana. He then used the handgun to murder Lavoll. Because Nevada does not require background checks for this type of private gun sale, Gipson’s friend had no obligation to conduct a background check to ensure that Gipson was eligible to possess a firearm.
  • Nevada Everytown group recruits casino mogul for background check push

    01/16/2015 6:44:43 PM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1/16/2015 | Jared Morgan
    A Nevada group backed by Everytown for Gun Safety announced Friday that it has added several key players – including billionaire casino mogul Elaine Wynn – to help pass a gun control initiative in the state. Wynn, co-founder of Wynn Reports, will chair the Nevadans for Background Checks advisory board to help pass an expanded background check initiative that qualified for the 2016 ballot last month, the group said.
  • Nevadans Fights Back Against Democrat Attack On Gun Rights

    01/11/2015 8:57:40 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 1/10/2015 | RRangel
    At Gun Rights Examiner, a Nevada state gun rights group is asking gun owners to set the record straight, by contacting media outlets that are using Bloomberg complicit gun control talking points. Using skewed data, and emotional arguments, to push a “universal background check” initiative in Nevada.
  • Nevada Set for Universal Background Check Initiative

    12/13/2014 10:17:37 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | Robert Farago
    “The [Nevada] Secretary of State has certified that the petitions submitted for an anti-gun initiative for the 2016 general election ballot are sufficient,” nraila.org reports. “This initiative was filed with the Secretary of State by the anti-gun ‘Nevadans for Background Checks,’ likely affiliated with ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ and seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions.” Here’s the official description from the group behind the push . . .
  • NV: Secretary of State Certifies Initiative to Ban Private Gun Sales in Nevada

    12/11/2014 12:26:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada Secretary of State Democrat Ross Miller, has certified a Nevada gun control initiative put forward by organizations funded by Michael Bloomberg.  The timely turn in of signatures and some signatures themselves have been challenged by a group of Nevada second amendment supporters.   Democrat Ross Miller lost the 2014 election for Attorney General.  Because of term limits, he was ineligible for a third term as Secretary of State, and is in lame duck status.  He also certified the Marijuana initiative.  From the AP article: Nevada's top election official is giving the go-ahead to two initiatives for the 2016 ballot:...
  • NV:Another Warning Shot with Positive Results

    12/11/2014 6:29:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I may have to start a new category: Warning shots that work.  I have routinely advised students against "warning shots" with the usual caveats; the bullet has to go somewhere, innocents may be hit, and  a round  is wasted that you might need.   Many, especially on the Internet have claimed that a warning shot may be considered as evidence that you were not serious.  I think that is unlikely.  There is at least one prosecutor who thinks that it shows restraint. Gunfire has been used as a means of signaling and communications as long as there have been...
  • Nevadans for State Gun Rights Statement On Background Check Initiative Certification

    12/10/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/10/2014 | unknown
    “In disregard of a formal complaint documenting violations of Nevada state laws and administrative codes in the “universal background check” initiative, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller released a “notice of sufficiency of petition” on December 8, 2014.
  • Nevada Gun Control Initiative Challenged

    12/07/2014 8:06:42 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada faces an initiative that would virtually ban all private sales of firearms and would require federal record-keeping of all sales and transfers. The initiative is being promoted by a Michael Bloomberg funded group. The group was required to turn in 101,667 valid signature by November 12 of this year, distributed among various counties. The group claimed that they turned in 247,000
  • Newly Designated Nevada GOP Majority Leader: We're Here to 'Get our Gun Rights Back

    12/05/2014 10:53:59 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/4/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly designated Assembly Majority Leader Michele Fiore (R-Las Vegas) says Republicans were elected to the majority to defeat liberalism and that includes doing what has to be done to recover gun rights in Nevada. Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on December 3, Fiore said: "We're getting our gun rights back this session, period."
  • Blooming assault on Nevada gun rights

    11/28/2014 7:03:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2014 | Jeff Knox
    Everytown’s Washington, D.C., attorney reserved the Nevadans for Background Checks name with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office earlier this year. Filing information for the PAC and nonprofit corporation formed to push for the initiative, which significantly changes the state’s firearm transfer laws, lists Tara Paone as “director, president” of the nonprofit and as “director” of the PAC. Tara Paone is elsewhere listed as treasurer for Everytown for Gun Safety in New York, and was listed as the director of the Everytown fund in support of I-594 in Washington. Ms. Paone’s LinkedIn profile says she is a professional manager for...
  • NV: Gun Control Initiative Turns in 247,000 Signatures

    11/15/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The initiative to ban private sales of firearms in Nevada appears to have more than enough signatures. The Bloomberg backed Nevadans for Background Checks has said that it has turned in 247,000 signatures for verification.   101,667 valid signatures are necessary to send the initiative to the legislature.   If the legislature does not enact the initiative into law, then the initiative goes to the voters in 2016.  From mohavedailynews.com: Nevadans for Background Checks said it delivered nearly 247,000 signatures to Clark County election officials in North Las Vegas, hours after leaders of a group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana...
  • Fate of Nevada Initiative to Ban Private Sales Uncertain

    11/13/2014 10:04:15 AM PST · by rktman
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The status of the Nevada "Background Check Initiative" that would ban private sales in Nevada is uncertain. 101,667 valid signatures are required to put the measure up for a vote in the legislature. If the legislature refuses to pass the measure, then the initiative would be put to the people for a vote. Yesterday, 11 November, 2014, was the last day for signatures to be collected. A group supporting an initiative to legalize marijuana said that they had collected 200,000 signatures. The Bloomberg supported group, Nevadans for Gun Safety, claims that they have collected more than the required number for...
  • Universal Background Check Referendum Heading for NV, AZ, ME

    11/05/2014 3:36:11 PM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | Robert Farago
    Everytown for Gun Safety is gathering signatures for a similar initiative in Nevada, and future campaigns are being planned for Arizona and Maine, according to [Everytown for Gn Safety President John] Feinblatt.
  • Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative (2016)

    11/04/2014 8:03:06 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    ballotpedia.org ^ | 11/4/2014 | unknown
    The Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative may appear on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Nevada as an indirect initiated state statute. The measure, upon voter approval, would require that an unlicensed person who wishes to sell or transfer a firearm to another person conduct the transfer through a licensed gun dealer who runs a background check. A licensed dealer may charge a "reasonable fee" for his or her service.[1]
  • More Guns Plus Less War Equals Real Security

    11/04/2014 6:04:41 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/3/2014 | Ron Paul
    Aside from the philosophical objection that no one should have to ask government permission before exercising a right, the rules and expensive approval process discourage many pilots from participating in the armed pilots program.
  • NV: Vet wins Gunfight with 15-Year-Old Attacker

    09/21/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    Gunshot Holes on each side of Window In this defensive gun use in Las Vegas, a veteran defends his family from a frontal attack.   The attacker is a 15-Year-Old boy, who shoots through the front door.   Fortunately, the attacker has never practiced door breaching techniques.   The gunshot holes are not even close to the door lock or hinges.  It was repored that the shots went through  the kitchen, narrowly missing the father of the former friend.   Perhaps the shooter was aiming for the father. The attacker is known to the victims.  The 15-Year-Old had been camping with a 14-Year-Old...
  • Breaking: Harry Reid Tied to MASSIVE Bribery Case (VIDEO)

    07/17/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 127 replies
    Political Insider ^ | July 17, 2014 | Editor
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is a shady operator. From changing the Senate rules which allowed him to increase the tax-raising power of the Senate Democratic majority, ties to shady lobbyists, and numerous scandals in Nevada, it is little wonder how a guy on a relatively modest public servant salary has become obscenely wealthy. Now, Reid has been linked to a new massive bribery case that had two state attorneys general arrested already. Utah prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against two former state attorneys general in a court filing that makes tantalizing references to a possible pay-to-play influence...
  • Dirty Harry--One ANGRY White Dude

    07/14/2014 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    I'm not sure that anyone can reason with Harry Reid right now. He is one angry white dude. Before we get started here, do me a favor. Go to the Internet and search "supreme court justice Clarence Thomas" and click on "images." And leave it up while you read. Harry Reid is railing against "white men" on the U.S. Supreme Court. Harry, Senate majority leader and one grumpy old man, is angry that the Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby recently in a major case involving religious freedom. In case you don't know what the Hobby Lobby decision...
  • Harry Reid’s land sale to gold mine is boon for him and opportunity for Searchlight

    07/05/2014 11:22:00 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. — Harry Reid grew up in a shack in this dusty old gold-mining outpost in the middle of the desert. As he rose to political power, he amassed personal wealth and began living part time in a condo in Washington. But he never stopped holding tightly to a gritty public persona grounded in his Searchlight roots — building a house here and keeping the town his official residence. Along the way, a tiny town that thrived only briefly during a gold rush more than a century ago gained bragging rights as home to the most powerful man in...
  • NV sheriff, BLM: Bundy must be held accountable

    07/05/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 50 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 5th, 2014 | AP
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his armed supporters and the federal agency.
  • Harry Reid: ‘I’m glad’ Taliban Dream Team were released from Gitmo

    06/05/2014 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    BIZPAC REVIEW ^ | Jan 5 2014 | by Tom Tillison
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was only too happy to point out just how “disconnected from reality” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is for saying he’s “glad” the five most senior members of the Taliban held at Guantanamo were released.
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Mountain West)

    05/09/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 94 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MOUNTAIN WEST (Rest of the country is in separate threads and Pacific Coast coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Nevada: NIGER INNIS, NEVADA-4, June 10th .... winner...
  • Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations

    04/21/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Harry Reid did it again. The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.” The comparison is as noxious as it is absurd. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist. The Unabomber was a domestic terrorist. Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph was a domestic terrorist. To equate Bundy and his supporters with these murderers is, quite simply, appalling. It was the federal...
  • Western states seeking ways to reclaim federal land

    04/19/2014 10:37:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2014 | Rick Moran
    A nascent rebellion by western states looking to reclaim some of the land that was appropriated by the federal government is taking shape. A group of about 50 western lawmakers from 9 states met in Utah to discuss ways to bring about a revolution in land management that would see the states have a mich bigger say in how their own land is managed. Salt Lake Tribune: It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from...
  • Democrat leader reaped $1.1 million from sale of land he didn't own ( Harry Reid )

    04/16/2014 10:51:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    ap | 10/11/2006 | John Solomon And Kathleen Hennessey
    USA Today will only allow the posting of titles and links http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-11-reid_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA
  • Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval

    04/15/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 04-12-2014 | Laura Myers
    Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting. The convention also backed Sue Lowden for lieutenant governor over state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, who was endorsed by Sandoval and who also spurned the party’s move to endorse candidates before the primary. A nominating committee proposed more than three dozen pre-primary endorsements, although the panel decided against recommending anybody in the...
  • Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

    04/14/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 62 replies
    KRNV ^ | 04/14/2014
    RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over." Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. Senator Reid had just wrapped up a speech and question and answer session with students at UNR.
  • Bombshell: Harry Reid behind Bundy cattle ranch scandal, according to purged documents

    04/12/2014 10:14:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/12/14 | Joe Saunders
    Amid the growing standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, reports are growing that Senate Majority Harry Reid’s little-known ties to a Chinese solar energy giant could be playing a major role in the confrontation. Reid, D-Nev., and his oldest son, Rory, a former chairman of the Clark County, Nev., County Commission, are both deeply involved in a plan by ENN Energy Group to build a huge solar farm in southern Nevada, according to a Reuters report from August 2012. Land the Bundy family has been using for cattle ranching is getting in the way of that...
  • U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's desert plant

    04/12/2014 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 August 20?? | Marcus Stern
    U.S. Senator Harry Reid recognized nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions. In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Reid's sons or son-in-law for representation. Now, questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm...
  • The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment

    04/11/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies
    danaradio ^ | April 11, 2014
    By now you’re familiar with the standoff between the federal government, i.e. the Bureau of Land Management, and 67 year-old rancher Cliven Bundy. .. The BLM asserts their power through the expressed desire to protect the endangered desert tortoise, a tortoise so “endangered” that their population can no longer be contained by the refuge constructed for them so the government is closing it and euthanizing over a thousand tortoises. The tortoises, the excuse that BLM has given for violating claims to easements and running all but one lone rancher out of southern Nevada, is doing fine. In fact, the tortoise...
  • HARRY REID'S SON REPRESENTING CHINESE SOLAR PANEL PLANT IN $5 BILLION NEVADA DEAL

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

    04/11/2014 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 382 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long battle against the federal government over grazing rights has heated to the point where militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled his land — and talk is, they’re not afraid to open fire. A spokesman for the one of the militia groups said as much to local 8 News Now: I’m not “afraid to shoot,” he said. Margaret Houston, Mr. Bundy’s sister and a cancer survivor, said at a town hall gathering this week that the situation “was like a war zone” and that she felt “like I...
  • "Wake up America," says family involved in BLM cattle dispute

    04/09/2014 12:29:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    KSL.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley
    CLARK COUNTY, Nevada — A man has been released after being arrested Sunday during an ongoing dispute over grazing rights between the Bureau of Land Management and a family in southern Nevada, and the family is calling for action. A federal judge in Las Vegas first ordered Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to remove his trespassing cattle in 1998, according to reports from the Associated Press. Similar orders were issued in July 2013, and again in October.
  • Reid the Elder Dismisses Gifts Controversy at Presser...(Now up to $31,000)

    03/26/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Jon Ralston
    UPDATE, 7PM: Now there is $5,000 more from 2012. Total now $31,000. And now Reid is playing the aggrieved grandfather. Chutzpah: “My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down and knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough. “As I have already said, I am reimbursing my campaign for the amount spent on thank-you gifts produced by my granddaughter,...