“Nevada will not become the latest state to enact new gun-control regulations, after Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday vetoed the Democratic state legislature’s universal background checks bill,” washingtonpost.com reports in its own ass-backwards way. “Senate Bill 221, while laudable in its efforts to strengthen reporting requirements concerning mentally ill persons, imposes unreasonable burdens and harsh penalties upon law-abiding Nevadans, while doing little to prevent criminals from unlawfully obtaining firearms,” Sandoval said in his veto statement. Once again, we see that there are two America’s: anti-gun slave states (e.g., New York) where civilian disarmament found fertile ground and free states where conservative values still hold sway, if only just (e.g., Nevada). While Sandoval’s veto strikes a blow for freedom, Yeats got it right: things fall apart. The center will not hold. Just sayin’ . . .