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Nevada: Clark County Sheriff to Hold Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Please Attend and Make Your Voice Heard!

On Thursday, February 25, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie will be hosting a town hall meeting to unveil his tentative budget for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  

This serves as a great opportunity for NRA members in Clark County to ask important questions as to the efficacy of the seventy-year old Handgun Registration Program and whether or not it drains much-needed funds away from services that are currently on the chopping block. 

NRA has been pursuing answers regarding the program for years and has yet to receive anything substantive as to its effectiveness beyond placing an onerous burden on law-abiding Clark County residents. 

The following are some questions to consider asking Sheriff Gillespie:

1.)  Other than the usual anecdotes, what objective data can the department present that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that there is a real law enforcement benefit to Clark County with the registration program in place?

2.)  How much Metro staff and man-hours, civilian or otherwise, are devoted to the registration program?

3.)  Does the registration program provide enough crime fighting benefit that it should hold a higher priority above on-the-street police officers?

Please take the time to attend this important meeting!  With budget constraints facing the county, this is a unique opportunity to get your questions answered regarding this program.  The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Whitney Library located at 5175 E. Tropicana Avenue, near Nellis Boulevard

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