No place in America is beyond the reach of the crooked fascist finger of control-freak Michael Bloomberg and that includes the wide-open spaces of the American West. People live in the remote areas partially because they value independence and want to be free of people like Bloomberg, to be left alone to live their own lives free of the intrusive outsiders.
Even though there arenâ€™t a lot of humans in parts of the state, Bloomberg is out to make it more difficult for people to defend themselves wherever they are, whatever the threat.
Nevada is dangerously close to California and many of their liberal ilk have relocated east, to Las Vegas and Reno, bringing with them their disdain for the Second Amendment. Nevada also has a large Hispanic population, so itâ€™s ripe for Democrat socialist adventurism.
Bloomberg is using his wealth nationally to impose his transformative vision of the United States, with eliminating the second amendment a primary focus. Progressives such as Bloomberg operate through the use incremental steps. A national gun registry is an important component in his assault on our gun rights.
Through his front group, â€œEverytown for Gun Safety,â€ Bloomberg is supplying theÂ fundingÂ for a gun control effort which seeks to require background checks for private firearm transfers, gun show sales and sales or gifting among family members.
Thanks to Republican Governor Brian Sandovalâ€™s veto, Nevadans were able to dodge a similar bullet in 2013. This new effort would put a gun registry bill on the ballot in 2016 in the form of an initiative asking the question: Should unlicensed firearms dealers be able to sell guns without running background checks?
Many people will respond reflexively to that wording and support the measure, without considering the broader implications. Many voters arenâ€™t thinkers and they are easily manipulated.
The group being funded by Bloombergâ€™s front group is â€œNevada Network Against Domestic Violence,â€ and they are active in all 17 Nevada counties. Susan Meuschke, their executive director, claims the push is not about creating a gun registry but that a registry would be a component in their â€œgun safetyâ€ effort. She says, â€œItâ€™s about suicide and law enforcement and keeping guns away from dangerous folks.â€
Gun control is always pitched to the public as a necessary and reasonable surrender of freedom in the name of safety. It is neither. While Meuschke admits there is no way to prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns, she falls back on the blanket â€œif only one person is saved, it is worth itâ€ justification. Sheâ€™s wrong; one person is not worth it.
A more accurate application of that logic would be the opposite, â€œif only one Constitution is saved, it is worth it.â€
The very people sponsoring this effort are some of those from whom our Second Amendment is intended to offer us protection, Bloomberg and other tyrants, as well as the more common, albeit less affluent street criminals.
The Second Amendment is a fundamental right that saves lives. Labeling that right as a threat is a familiar socialist tactic. It is a threat to their authoritarianism, not to the American public. It is our protection and we, in turn, must protect it.
Rick Wells is a conservative author who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please â€œLikeâ€ him on Facebook, â€œFollowâ€ him on Twitter or visitÂ www.rickwells.us