Battle Mountain, NV - Lander County Sheriff Ron Unger announced today that he opposes the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative and will fight alongside NRA Nevadans for Freedom to defeat it. Question 1 is an initiative largely bought and paid for by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. NRA Nevadans for Freedom is a grassroots organization aimed at protecting Nevadans from a measure that would cost them their time, money, and freedom.
"Question One would do nothing to make the people of Nevada any safer," said Sheriff Ron Unger. "If a criminal wants to get a gun, he's going to go get a gun, period. What Bloomberg is doing is going to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens."
"We welcome Sheriff Unger to our grassroots effort to preserve freedom in Nevada," said Robert Uithoven, NRA Nevadans for Freedom campaign manager. "Ron is a trusted voice in Lander County. He has served as sheriff for 14 years, and as a volunteer firefighter with the Battle Mountain Volunteers for 44 years. Ron is a lifelong Nevadan who operates a small ranch and is an avid outdoorsman. He knows from experience that government mandates and taxes on private gun transfers will do nothing to stop criminals and only make it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves."
NRA Nevadans for Freedom is gearing up for a serious fight to defeat Question 1. NRA Nevadans for Freedom recently hired Robert Uithoven to manage the grassroots campaign to defeat Question 1 and launched a website aimed at educating voters on the truth about the gun control initiative and combating the misinformation campaign being waged by out-of-state gun control groups.
For more information on how Question 1 will cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom, go to www.votenoquestion1.com
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