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Pro-Gun Sheriffs Respond to Nevada Gun Owners

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Last week, the NRA sent an e-mail alert informing Nevadans that the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association tabled a motion that would have authorized the group's representatives to send a letter to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).  This letter would ask the BATFE to re-instate the instant background check exemption for Nevada concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit holders.

Currently, seven sheriffs have responded favorably to e-mails and phone calls from both the NRA and our in-state affiliate, the Stillwater Firearms Association, informing us that they want the request to move forward without delay.  Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie responded that he favors waiting until the September 17 association meeting before weighing in - inaction that will result in months of additional background check fees on firearm purchases.

Please contact the seven sheriffs below and thank them for their timely response in support of Nevada's gun owners, AND continue to contact those who have not responded at all OR responded unfavorably to our requests. 

Please thank the following sheriffs:

Churchill County
Sheriff Ben Trotter
Phone: (775) 423-3116
E-mail: sheriff@cccomm.net

Elko County
Sheriff James Pitts
Phone: (775) 738-3421
E-mail: elkosheriff@elkocountynv.net

Humboldt County
Sheriff Ed Kilgore
Phone: (775) 623-6419
E-mail: h101@hcsonv.com

Lander County
Sheriff Ron Unger
Phone: (775) 635-5161
E-mail: sheriffunger@landerso.org

Lyon County
Sheriff Allen Veil
Phone: (775)463-6600
E-mail: aveil@lyon-county.org

Nye County
Sheriff Anthony L. DeMeo
Phone: (775) 482-8101
E-mail: ademeo@co.nye.nv.us

Storey County
Sheriff Gerald Antinoro
Phone: (775) 847-0959
E-mail:
gantinoro@storeycountynv.org 
 

Please urge these sheriffs to support Nevada gun owners:

Carson City
Sheriff Kenneth Furlong
Phone: (775) 887-2020 ext. 1703
E-mail: kfurlong@carson.org

Clark County
Sheriff Douglas C Gillespie
Non-emergency: (702) 828-3231
E-mail: sheriff@lvmpd.com

Douglas County
Sheriff Ron Pierini
Phone: (775) 782-9900
E-mail: rpierini@co.douglas.nv.us

Esmeralda County
Sheriff Kenneth Elgan
Phone: (775) 485-6373
E-mail: ecso@frontiernet.net

Eureka County
Sheriff Kenneth E Jones
Phone: (775) 237-5330
E-mail: kjones.ecso@eurekanv.org

Lincoln County
Sheriff Kerry Lee
Phone: (775) 962-5151
E-mail:
klee@lcso-nv.org

Mineral County
Sheriff Michael Dillard
Phone: (775) 945-2434
E-mail: mdillard@mineralcountynv.org

Pershing County
Sheriff Richard Machado
Phone: (775) 273-5111
E-mail: rmachado@pershingcounty.net

Washoe County
Sheriff Michael Haley
Phone: (775) 328-3001
E-mail: sheriffweb@washoecounty.us

White Pine County
Sheriff Dan Watts
Phone: (775) 289-8808
E-mail: sheriffwatts@mwpower.net

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