Today (April 6, 2023) the Nevada Senate and Assembly are holding a joint hearing on three proposed anti-gun bills. All of them if passed will be violations of the 2nd Amendment – however, the third is the most blatant. We must hold on to our right to keep and bear arms as it’s absolute! Please contact your representatives!
Every legislator swore an oath to support and defend both the US and Nevada Constitutions. The US Constitution under the 2nd amendment clearly states that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.” How and where you can keep your firearms is included in this definition. What’s the purpose of a firearm? Self-defense & protection of property. If the legislature as proposed in AB354 can determine that you can’t have it here or there then that definition can keep getting expanded until you can keep your firearms only in the closet of your house. Limiting where you can have your gun for self-defense is the very definition of INFRINGEMENT. They are prohibited from doing so.
Then there’s AB355 which attempts to prevent anyone below the age of 21 from possessing a firearm. Now it’s 21. Will it then be those under 35? 42? Again, this is an infringement of the right to keep and bear arms. Saying that school shootings are caused by those under 21 is like saying that doctors kill patients so we are going to prevent all doctors from practicing medicine or drivers kill pedestrians so we will ban all drivers. Treat the mental illness and the prescription drugs that cause these horrific acts. The legislature is PROHIBITED by the second amendment from infringing on anyone’s right to keep and bear arms.
And finally, here’s another end-run around the second amendment. However, the second amendment clearly states “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”. Here’s what SB171 is:
4 pages long SB171 is a “hate crime” bill. A person shall not purchase, own or have in their possession…a firearm…if they have been convicted of committing or attempting to commit a hate crime of violence…MOTIVATED BY THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of another person or group of persons…”
I can say I perceive anything – today, I can even say I am a woman when I’m a man and vice-versa. And I’m to believe that there is any OBJECTIVE measurement by which this law can be enforced? Never. With this law they can have an army of people who perceive anyone and everyone to be “hateful” and then the second amendment would be no more. In fact they can decide that anyone and everyone who is conservative to be “hateful” and voila – no more second amendment? I don’t think so. The intent of SB171 is to disarm the people. It’s a an attempt at infringing our Right to keep and bear arms! They are strictly prohibited from doing so! What part of “shall not be infringed” don’t they understand?
I’m getting to the point where I’m thinking a number of the assembly and senate need to be removed from office as they apparently have no clue what is written in the Constitution or they display such arrogance and disdain for the documents they SWORE an oath to uphold that they don’t deserve to be in public office. In fact, it’s so bad that they should be removed and barred from working in the public sector forever.