The Gun Controllers Never Sleep: Local, Local, Local

BY Herschel Smith
7 months ago

It’s all the rage now, gun control at the state level, when many gun owners have been focused on federal gun laws.  First up, Arizona has already completed a major infringement and has it in its rear view mirror.

Nevada’s governor on Friday signed into law a bill expanding background checks to private gun sales and transfers, taking advantage of a Democrat-controlled Legislature to approve the first gun-related bill to cross his desk.

Lawmakers say the bill is a fix to a 2016 gun background check measure that was narrowly approved by voters. Former Gov. Brian Sandoval and former Attorney General Adam Laxalt, both Republicans, opposed the law and said it could not be implemented because it required the FBI to conduct the checks.

Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat who took office last month, signed the legislation shortly after Assembly Democrats easily passed the measure. The legislation fulfills a campaign promise of his to address firearm background checks. He described the legislation as “long overdue.”

The bill closes a loophole that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks by going through unlicensed gun sellers. Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson said the bill addresses an issue with the 2016 measure by allowing Nevada to conduct its own background checks.

All that is subterfuge.  It infringes God-given rights by making person-to-person sales illegal, plain and simple.  Next up, Tennessee.

HB1049/SB0943, also known as the “Families Know First Act,” would allow for an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” to be presented by police then issued by a court for those deemed a risk to themselves or others if in possession of a firearm(s).

Under the bill, a law enforcement officer or agency could seek an extreme risk protection order if based on an investigation police find the individual poses an “immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to the subject or to another by having in the subject’s custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm.”

[ … ]

If ordered, subjects would have to surrender firearms and ammunition to law enforcement for safekeeping or sell the firearms and ammunition to a licensed dealer.

Say, I’m sure “safe keeping” means that the firearms will be stored in a humidity controlled environment and will work just great when they are returned, which will be immediately when ordered?  And I’m sure that families know best means that no one will use this as a prank or simply because they’re pissed off to have property taken away from people, right?

Next up, even South Carolina.

Law enforcement across South Carolina may soon have the right to seize firearms and ammunition.

A bill filed at the State House provides law enforcement with tools to intervene if someone has mental health or substance abuse issues.

Probable cause must be established and presented to a judge before anything is seized.

The bill’s sponsor says he simply wants to provide officers with tools to keep people safe.

Say, I haven’t heard much about open carry in South Carolina.  Where does that stand?  Oh yea, nowhere.  We’re fighting the controllers on just about everything else, so South Carolina is one of only a handful of states, like California and New York, that don’t allow open carry.

What a sad state of affairs, but involvement in local and state politics is absolutely necessary.  The war for tyranny is first fought politically, and the controllers will only proceed to the next steps if they win the first skirmishes.


Comments

  1. On February 18, 2019 at 1:45 am, Mike said:

    Herschel – March 8 is the last day to file bills in the Texas legislature, and the Democrats are piling it on this year. Don’t be surprised when Texas citizens get a raw deal, folks are starting to think that Republican Gov. Abbott is a RINO and will sign some bad legislation into law. I hope I’m wrong…

  2. On February 18, 2019 at 2:10 am, Michael (from Utah) said:

    There is a RINO legislator here in Utah trying to run a “red flag” bill. Right now, it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, but the local media sure is in favor of it.

  3. On February 18, 2019 at 8:46 am, J said:

    UBC-Besides stings, (and there will be plenty) as I see it,
    only SN made after any Date of Enactment will tell a story.
    Other than that….he said she said
    Carry On

  4. On February 18, 2019 at 9:36 am, ragman said:

    Signatures are being collected in Floriduh to put a total ban of semi automatic firearms capable of using a magazine of more than 10rnds on the ballot in 2020. It is a constitutional amendment so it can’t be vetoed by Gov DeSantis. I believe it will pass. FL is being overrun by yankees and convicted felons will be able to vote now thanks to a ballot provision last year.

  5. On February 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm, Henry said:

    Nevada, NOT ARIZONA, dude. Don’t give me a heart check.

  6. On February 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Henry,

    Ah … hahahaha! I’m sorry didn’t catch my error. Thanks. How’s your heart health?

  7. On February 20, 2019 at 8:21 am, 41mag said:

    We should tie the Democrats worship of abortion to gun control.

    Some candidate, forget what state, had a campaign slogan…”if babies had Concealed carry, abortion would end.”

    Trump has shown how to get in the face of the media and prevail. We should adopt accordingly.

  8. On February 21, 2019 at 5:31 am, Roger J said:

    The problem with South Carolina is that we do not have an effective pro-gun rights state organization. There are 3 or more SC organizations that apparently collect dues and do nothing. Naturally these organizations have no media presence, most South Carolinians being completely unaware of them. We don’t have an active group like VCDL, GRNC or AzCDL. The Bloombergers and Bradyites are as active here as elsewhere and there is no counterweight. I think we will get bit in the butt in a major way before we get a state gun rights organization worthy of the name.

  9. On February 21, 2019 at 9:14 pm, Ron W said:

    I didn’t see penalties in the Tennessee proposed legislation that proscribed criminal penalties for judges and LEO who violate 4th and 5th Amendment tights of the accused.

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