State Senator Don Gustavson of Sparks, Nevada is the latest Nevada lawmaker to oppose the Question One gun control ballot initiative. Gustavson told his constituents in an email this week that the gun control measure “goes beyond monitoring purchases by placing emphasis on transfers, a process designed to turn peaceable civilians into criminal subjects by gumming up their logistical ability to handle arms.”
The Question One gun control ballot initiative, which is largely bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would impose new government mandates and fees on nearly all private transfers of firearms in Nevada. Gustavson joins Senator James Settelmeyer and a growing list of Nevada sheriffs in opposing the Question One gun control ballot initiative.
“Question One appears on the surface to be a compassionate, anti-crime proposal to stop bad guys. In fact, it does no such thing,” said Gustavson. “Criminals do not comply with statutes and will continue making trades on the black market or acquiring firearms by means of theft.”
A new study done by the University of Pittsburgh backs up Gustavson’s position. The study finds that nearly 8 in 10 gun crimes are committed with illegally-possessed guns. The Washington Post, which is usually in favor of more gun control laws, was forced to admit the findings “…reinforce a common refrain among gun rights advocacy groups. They argue that since criminals don't follow laws, new regulations on gun ownership would only serve to burden lawful owners while doing little to combat crime.”
“We welcome Senator Gustavson in our grassroots fight to protect our Nevada freedoms,” said Robert Uithoven, campaign director for NRA Nevadans for Freedom, a grassroots organization working with state lawmakers, sheriffs and other elected officials to defeat Question One. “As more Nevadans learn the truth about how Question One will cost them their time, money, and freedom, they are rejecting it.”
NRA Nevadans for Freedom is leading a grassroots campaign in Nevada to defeat the Question One gun control initiative. The following grassroots leaders have joined the effort: Sheriff Ken Furlong (Carson City), Sheriff Ben Trotter (Churchill County), Sheriff Ron Pierini (Douglas County), Sheriff Jim Pitts, (Elko County), Sheriff Keith Logan (Eureka County), Sheriff Ron Unger (Lander County), Sheriff Kerry Lee (Lincoln County), Sheriff Al McNeil (Lyon County), Sheriff Sharon Wehrly (Nye County), Sheriff Gerald Antinoro (Storey County), Sheriff Chuck Allen (Washoe County), Sheriff Mike Allen (Humboldt County), Senator James Settelmeyer (Minden), Senator Don Gustavson (Sparks), Niger Innis (Nevadans for State Gun Rights), Art & Cindi Clark (parents of murdered son).
For more on what Nevadans are saying about Question One, click here.
For more information on how Question 1 will cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom, go to www.votenoquestion1.com
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