Bill Would Allow Tracking of Nevada Gun Owners Movements
This message is urgent and we need your action immediately.
The Nevada State Special Session of the Legislature meets this week on Tuesday. They are looking for ways to fill the budget deficit and don’t think they have overlooked the cash that has been spent on guns and ammo in the last year.
Nevada –-(AmmoLand.com)- The legislature is considering a means of “revenue enhancement” that would make privacy for CCW holders a huge problem. This is the exact same bill that was rejected by the legislature last year.
InsureNet is lobbying for this bill so they can install 1,000’s of camera or “scanners” on nearly all of Nevada’s public roads. If it passes it would allow InsureNet, to photograph/scan every license plate on our roads. This data would be scanned and analyzed by InsureNet for the purpose of catching uninsured motorists. It’s a nice premise but it comes with some serious problems.
The problem is, in Nevada, every CCW holder has essentially given up his/her right to privacy. The minute you ask the government for “permission” to lawfully carry concealed, your license plate and vehicle registration is noted as a CCW holder. In other words, those who have jumped through the hoops of paying for the privilege to carry a lawful firearm—these lawful gun owners would be captured by an unaccountable, out of state corporate entities database! We constantly hear of databases being hacked.
Do you understand the ramifications of this bill? Can you see the possibility for misuse? Gun owners did not create the spending problem at the state level. And gun owners should not have to fear privacy violations by an out-of-state corporation just because of being a CCW holder.
You know how unaccountable our state legislators can be to gun owners. A private business has even less accountability to you. What if someday we have a truly anti-gun Governor (think Obama)? What if the Governor wanted to know which CCW holders were at a particular “political rally?” Do you see the problems this can cause now and in the future? This bill must NOT be the answer to our states over-spending. Gun owners need to tell their legislative representatives that the right to privacy as a gun owner is already too heavily compromised by the Unconstitutional permit system.
Nevadans do not need more cameras taking pictures of our auto license plates. Of course everyone needs to have car insurance. But this idea is being introduced because our state government is spending money like the proverbial drunken sailors that they are. Lawful concealed carry holders should not be subjected to this level of potential violation of privacy.
When the Nevada state legislature did not pass this bill last year, they were thinking clearly. They are not thinking clearly now. They are seeing dollars signs and they are NOT thinking of you or your CCW.
Do NOT allow them to pass this bill that would make it too easy for the rights of law abiding gun owners like you to be violated.
Contact your representatives immediately.
Tell them “NO to InsureNet”. Tell them NO to scanning our license plates.
Tell them that until lawful Nevada gun owners can carry a self defense weapon as they do in Alaska (permit optional) that you do NOT want any type of ‘scanning’ of license plates. Constitutional Carry (permit optional) is moving ahead in Iowa, Arizona, Texas and many other states. Why not Nevada?
They need to hear from you. Spread the word. Do not just post this message on bulletin boards and forums. Do not just email this message to your gun buddies. You must call. It is imperative.
Emails are great but it is really too late. If you are going to email, please go here.
Or email all of them at once by cutting and pasting this:
If you can, please email and call.
Here are the most important phone and contact information. A suggested message follows.
In the Assembly please contact:
- Buckley, Barbara
- Oceguera, John
- Gansert, Heidi
In the Senate please contact:
- Horsford, Steven
- Lee, John
- Cegavske, Barbara
Dear Member of the Nevada Legislature:
During this Special Session, fix the budget problem without scanning license plates.
I believe everyone should have auto insurance but I do not want an out of State Corporation to set up 1,000’s of cameras on Nevada roads.
Privacy is too important to be entrusted to a no-bid contract with InsureNet or with any other private company.
Gun Owners of Nevada: As a single issue organization, GONV seeks to prevent any further encroachment upon the rights of law abiding citizens to own, possess and carry personal defense weapons. Our goal is to implement “Vermont Style Carry” within the state of Nevada. Visit: www.gonv.org