Thursday, June 13, 2013

Craven Veto

Ever since the 77th session of the Nevada Legislature came to an end earlier this month, we've been monitoring the final decision on SB 221. State Senator Justin Jones' (D-Enterprise) bill to expand background checks for gun purchases made online and at shadowy gun shows. Just moments ago, Senator Jones tweeted this.

Jones4Nevada: Disappointed with Gov. @BrianSandoval's veto of common sense legislation to keep guns out of hands of felons & mentally ill. #nvleg #SB221

Perhaps it was inevitable. Perhaps he's just unable (and/or unwilling) to get it. Whatever the case, Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NRA) just vetoed SB 221. Oh, and he couldn't have picked a better time to do so.

mikeconlow: Desperate for attention, #NV Gov Sandoval vetoes background checks on eve of Sandy Hook 6 mo anniv. Stay classy, Gov #nvleg #NoMoreNames

Tomorrow will be the six month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. 26 people died that day. And just last Friday, we saw a college massacre unfold in Santa Monica, California. And apparently, Governor Sandoval feels it's important to continue to allow dangerous criminals easy access to dangerous weapons so they can commit more massacres.

Sorry, but I couldn't candy coat this. That's all this comes to. And we can thank Governor Sandoval and his craven veto of SB 221 for that.


  1. Well done governor! Thank you for listening to Nevadans and upholding Article 1 Section 11 of the Nevada Constitution against the gun grabbers!

  2. Right! The Governor really doesn't get it. This isn't about "grabbing" anyone's gun, it's about keeping guns out of the hands of felons, fugitives, undocumented persons, the dangerously mentally ill, and children shopping for weapons without parental supervision. Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, Santa Monica ... how long before a Nevada community gets on this list?

  3. You clearly have not read the bill. Nor have you read Article 1 Section 11 of the Nevada Constitution, which states unequivocally:

    Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.

    If you want what SB 221 would do, you need a constitutional amendment, not a mere law.

  4. No response.... typical liberal trash when confronted with a constitution that clearly rejects your moral supremacy argument. You can have the best thing since sliced bread for the gubmint to do for us all, but if it's not constitutional, it goes on the sh!t bin of history. That's the great thing about our system & checks & balances.

    That being said, I offer to take you to the range sometime, and once you squeeze off a few rounds, you might realize the power of liberty & freedom vs. gubmint "guarantees" of safety.