There is no doubt – NO DOUBT! – where the majority of Nye County citizens stand on the Second Amendment.
Question 1, a 2016 gun-control “background check” ballot initiative in Nevada, pushed by liberal former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, was crushed – CRUSHED! – by Nye County voters, 74 percent to 26 percent. But thanks to ill-informed, soft-on-guns urban voters in neighboring Clark County, the measure passed … by a whisker.
On the other hand, despite winning only a bare majority in Nye County, Nevada became the latest in a string of states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. However, unbeknownst to most citizens, the legalization of marijuana – whether for medical or recreational purposes – has infringed upon our God-given right to keep and bear arms, thanks to background checks.
As the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Steve Sebelius pointed out in a recent column, “Question 11(e) on ATF Form 4473 asks would-be gun buyers if they are unlawful users of marijuana.”
And because marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law, regardless of its legalization in Nevada, users of marijuana – even medical marijuana patients – are compelled to answer “yes.”
At which point they immediately lose their Second Amendment rights. Because if they answer this background check question honestly, gun stores will refuse to sell them a firearm.
Which is just…plain…nuts.
And you can thank the Nevada Legislature. As Mr. Sebelius went on to explain …