Our friends in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex executed a spectacular face plant last year in Nevada. Anti-gun New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg poured millions of his pocket change into getting Question 1 on the ballot, a measure that would have mandated “universal background checks” on all gun sales in the state.
Mayor Mike’s $18 million campaign outspent opponents three-to-one and managed to convince just enough Nevadans to vote for it to get it passed. Question 1 was approved by a margin of under 10,000 votes.
There was just one problem. Nevada does its own background checks and the ballot measure required the FBI to step in to perform checks under the new system.
The fact is that the original ballot measure was irreparably flawed. Whoever wrote it didn’t understand the state’s existing law, its background check system, or how the new law would have to work in practice. So we don’t expect this effort to be any more successful than the last one. But we’ll be watching, just in case.