Earlier this week, the Elko City Council voted 4-1 in opposition to Question 1.
In addition to the Elko City Council, the majority of Nevada’s top elected officials and law enforcement oppose Question 1 because it is poorly drafted and would do nothing to stop criminals from obtaining firearms.
Question 1 criminalizes innocent behavior:
Loaning your gun to a friend for hunting could land you in JAIL.
Safely storing your firearms with a trusted relative or friend could land you in JAIL.
Lending a firearm to your cousin to go to the range could land you in JAIL.
Question 1 is a poorly drafted initiative with unintended consequences for law-abiding citizens. The few exceptions included in Question 1 use confusing language that leaves law-abiding citizens vulnerable to unknowingly break the law. In addition, under the flawed manner in which Question 1 was drafted, it cannot be modified or changed for at least three years, so it would be a long time before the problems with the language could be fixed.
For more information on Question 1, please visit our website, www.votenoQuestion1.com.