Nye County declares itself a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary, 1st in Nevada

Today, Commissioners passed a resolution declaring Nye County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary and calling on Gov Sisolak to “veto any legislation which infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

Now 15 out of 17 counties are currently planning to vote on similar resolutions. Next Week on Monday, Lincoln County is taking up a similar resolution. The Democrat led Majority in the Nevada State legislature is currently considering more gun laws including so called Red Flag Laws, so called assault weapons bans and magazine limits. With 15 of 17 counties now expected to declare themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuary, a constitutional crisis is percolating for Governor Sisolak along with a show down with rural sheriffs and law makers.

Nye County Resolution 2019-12

NOW THEREFORE BE RESOLVED by the Nye County Board of County Commissioner as follows:

  1. That the People of Nye County, Nevada do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful legislative authority.
  2. The Nye County Board of County Commissioners demands that the Nevada State Legislature cease any action restricting the Right of the People to keep and bear arms, and hereby demand that the Governor of Nevada veto any legislation which infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
  3. Infringements include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Any laws that deny due process for the civil forfeiture, seizure, confiscation, destruction or other regulation of privately owned and possessed firearms by persons who have not been adjudicated as prohibited possessors per Nevada and/or federal statutes, unless said adjudication is not specifically required by statute. Any laws that order the surrender, civil forfeiture, seizure, confiscation or destruction of personal property that was not illegal prior to 2019, and is in violation of constitutionally protected property rights.
    • The establishment of a centralized data base for firearms ownership.
    • Firearms laws that are not applied equally across all jurisdictions, cities, towns, and counties within the State of Nevada.
  4. Notwithstanding the above, this Resolution is not intended to and does not negate provisions any law that would (a) prohibit the sale to or possession of firearms by felons; or (b) prohibit the sale or possession of firearms by individuals with a history of dangerous mental illness or who have been adjudicated mentally ill.

Approved this 11 day of March 2019

Source: Rob Lauer, 360 News Las Vegas

Author: Greg Raven

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