Saturday, June 1, 2013

Time Left for Sanity?

As the 77th session of the Nevada Legislature comes to a close, the future of SB 221 still looks to be in limbo. Amidst all the last minute budget drama, it's still waiting to be taken to the Assembly floor. And of course, Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NRA) is still threatening to veto this bill to expand background checks on gun purchases.

This is why the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Demand Action campaign brought a special guest to Carson City yesterday.

And that's not all. Mark Kelly also took to "Ralston Reports" last night to make the case for gun safety reform.

Let's remember that he and his wife (Gabrielle Giffords) have experience on matters of gun violence. They know guns. They've owned guns. And Former Congresswoman Giffords was shot and critically injured with a gun.

So why won't Governor Sandoval listen to Mark Kelly? And why won't he listen to the 86% of Nevadans who support expanding background checks? Is petty politics really more important than saving lives?

That's the big question this weekend. And there's not much time left to answer. As Carson City devolves into madness in the final hours of #NVLeg #77, is there enough time to salvage some sanity on gun safety?

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