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Blooming assault on Nevada.

(PHOENIX, AZ, November 26) While Mike Bloomberg and his billionaire buddies were spending upwards of $10 million dollars to implement a firearms registration scheme in Washington State, Bloomberg's minions were hard at work initiating a similar assault on the rights of the people of Nevada.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety has been created called Nevadans for Background Checks (NVBC), As typical with the Bloomies, the group is presented as a local grassroots effort, but is funded, directed, and staffed primarily by Bloomberg and his professional rights abusers. A few local extremists are included as window-dressing.

Everytown's Washington, D.C. attorney reserved the NVBC name with the Nevada Secretary of State's office. and tiling information lists Tara None as President of the group and director or its PAC. Tara None is elsewhere listed as Treasurer for Everytown for Gun Safety in New York, and was the director of the Everytown group supporting 1-594 in Washington. Ms. Paone's Linkedin profile says she is a professional manager residing in New Nrbrk City.

The address listed for her on the Nevada paperwork appears to be a street address, but is actually a post office box. The other person listed on the PAC and incorporation paperwork, as treasurer and director respectively, is an attorney and lobbyist named Matt Griffin, who appears to be an actual resident of the state

In November, the Bloomberg front group submitted over 240,000 signatures in their petition drive to get the initiative on the Nevada ballot. Some signature gatherers were paid at least $5 per signature. No one knows how much this campaign has cost so far, but it has clearly been a significant amount. Meanwhile, another Bloomberg entity, the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, was pumping more than $1,039,000 of Mike Bloom-berg's money into state elections, including $650,000 directly to the Nevada Democrat Party.

About $25,000 went to a couple of Nevada candidates and local PACs, and almost all of the rest went to. printers, mailers, and political consulting tirms located in other states: mostly on the East Coast. The Bloomberg supported legislative candidates were defeated, but you can bet all that money made an impression on local politicians and party leaders.

As soon as the ground-game for 1-594 in Washington was completed, many of the paid "volunteers" from that campaign were transferred to Nevada to work on the petition drive. Local Nevada rights advocates--who actually live in the state and are true grass roots volunteers--challenged the petitions, which were, in some cases turned in after the statutory deadline, were improperly filled out, and many of which were apparently collected illegally, as the collectors were not properly licensed, but the Secretary of State ignored their complaints.

As was the case in the Washington initiative, which passed by not quite 60% in the mid-term elections--in spite of an 8 to 1 spending advantage and the ongoing claim of support by "over 90%" of Americans--the Nevada initiative is much more complex and far-reaching than its promoters let on.

Along with creating a de facto registry of all gun purchases, the initiative is very specific about applying to all firearm "transfers."not just sales. with only a few exceptions. This creates numerous pitfalls that can make criminals of gun owners who are not harming or endangering anyone. For instance, loaning a gun to a friend for a few days while her husband is away would be a crime unless she paid a fee and passed a background check. Even borrowing a buddy's rifle to see if you wanted to buy one like it would be a crime.

The initiative also requires that checks be run through the federal NICS system, rather than the current, state-run system. That means regulatory control goes to the fcds instead of the state. It also means that the fcds would have access to all records of firearm transfers, and could force the state to abandon its current system in favor of the federal system. This would cost the state millions of dollars in revenue.

The fight in Nevada promises to be fierce and expensive. The Nevada Firearms Coalition is leading the charge against the initiative and has created a PAC and a nonprofit--di-rected and manned by Nevada citi-zens--called Nevadans for State Gun Rights, dedicated solely to this fight. So far we have seen little in the way of action from the NRA. Hopefully they will step up and make a better showing than they did in Washington.

Funds are crucial in this fight. If you can help, I encourage you to make a contribution today at If you can't make a monetary donation, contribute by sharing this story with every gun owner you know. Don't just be an observer; get involved--with your money, your time, and your friends. This isn't just a Nevada problem. Bloomberg is going to be bringing this to every state he can, so the sooner we shut him down, the safer we'll all be.

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Title Annotation:THE KNOX UPDATE From The Firearms Coalition
Author:Knox, Jeff
Publication:Shotgun News
Geographic Code:1U8NV
Date:Jan 10, 2015
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