NRA-ILA press release [via ammoland.com]: NRA Nevadans for Freedom launched its first television ad this week against the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative.
The 30-second ad will run in the state’s two largest television markets, Las Vegas and Reno. “Stand With Law Enforcement,” features Attorney General Adam Laxalt alongside Nevada sheriffs Ken Furlong (Carson City), Chuck Allen (Washoe County), and Gerald Antinoro (Storey County). The state’s top law enforcement officer and sheriffs make a powerful case for why Question 1 “is not going to do a thing to prevent crime,” and will instead turn well-meaning Nevadans into criminals.
“There is a reason nearly every single sheriff in Nevada opposes the Michael Bloomberg’s gun control ballot Question 1,” said Robert Uithoven, NRA Nevadans for Freedom campaign director. “Our sheriffs know that it will not make us safer, and will turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. We urge all Nevadans to stand with law enforcement and oppose Question 1.”
“Stand With Law Enforcement” is a seven-figure ad buy. New York billionaire Bloomberg is trying to drown out Nevadan’s voices with a false misinformation campaign.
Under Question 1, many of the common place activities of Nevada’s law-abiding gun owners will be criminalized. For example, if a person were to loan his shotgun to his fiancé, both of them would be required to go to a federally licensed firearms dealer. The fiancé would have to pay a fee for a background check.
When finished with the firearm, the couple would both have to return to a federally licensed firearms dealer, pay another fee and undergo another background check. This is the same process a member of the military who gets deployed overseas would have to go through to store his personal firearms with a friend.
The initiative provides a self-defense exception for temporary transfers but only if the victim is facing “imminent death or great bodily harm; and . . . lasts only as long as immediately necessary to prevent such imminent death or great bodily harm.” She couldn’t’ borrow a friend’s pistol to protect herself, unless her attacker was literally standing over her about to attack.
Transcript of “Stand With Law Enforcement”:
Out of state politicians are pushing Question 1.
“They say Question 1 is about background checks.” – Attorney General Adam Laxalt
“But Question 1 is solely gun control.” – Sheriff Ken Furlong
“Gun control.” – Sheriff Chuck Allen
It will turn well-meaning Nevadans in criminals.
“Loan a gun to your cousin? Jail.” – Sheriff Ken Furlong
“Store a gun with your neighbor?” – Sheriff Chuck Allen
“Jail.”- Attorney General Adam Laxalt
“It’s not going to do a thing to prevent crime.” – Sheriff Gerald Antinoro
“Question 1 is a bad idea.” – Sheriff Ken Furlong
“And it would be a bad law for Nevada.” – Sheriff Chuck Allen
“Stand with law enforcement.” – Attorney General Adam Laxalt
“And vote no on Question 1.”- Sheriff Chuck Allen
About the NRA-ILA:
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.