Bloomberg has been stopped, at least temporally, in Nevada!
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt just issued an opinion stating that Question 1, which required background checks on all firearms purchases, cannot proceed forward.
Via the Reno Gazette Journal:
The expansion of gun background checks approved by Nevada voters last month will not happen as expected, based on an opinion released Wednesday by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.
Ballot Question 1 requires that private party gun transfers – with a few exceptions – be subject to a federal background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System administered by the FBI.
The FBI sent a letter Dec. 14 to the state of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety saying it would not conduct these checks. The department asked for a legal opinion on the letter’s ramifications.
Because the text of the new Background Check Act says private-party transfers and sales must be done through the FBI background check system, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office opinion states, “citizens may not be prosecuted for their inability to comply with the Act unless and until the FBI changes its public position and agrees to conduct the background checks consistent with the Act.”
You can read Laxalt’s full letter here.
We know that Bloomberg is not going to take this sitting down. He will, more than likely, be on the offensive against AG Laxalt and the Second Amendment in Nevada.
That’s why we need you to stand with Adam Laxalt, Firearms Policy Coalition and the Second Amendment. Please sign our petition below to ensure we stand firm against Bloomberg’s future attack.
I, the undersigned, OPPOSE Question 1 and stand with AG Laxalt in thinking it should be blocked from enforcement!