NV Senator Settelmeyer Out Against Question 1 Gun Control Ballot Initiative

Nevada State Senator James Settelmeyer
Nevada State Senator James Settelmeyer
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Nevada State Senator James Settelmeyer is the latest elected official in Nevada to come out against the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative. Settelmeyer, a rancher from Minden, Nevada, is urging voters to reject the initiative, which is largely bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“I looked at the Bloomberg initiative. To some, it may sound good on its face, but it will end up costing Nevadans, time, money, freedom. It will also stretch scarce law enforcement resources. Ultimately, I don't think it will stop criminals from committing crimes.”

Settelmeyer joins Sheriff Chuck Allen of Washoe County and Sheriff Ron Unger of Lander County in speaking out against the gun control initiative. They are all working with the grassroots organization NRA Nevadans for Freedom to protect Nevada from the Californication of Nevada's gun rights.

“Criminals, by definition, don't follow the law and they are still going to get guns,” added Settelmeyer. “Bloomberg's gun control measure will further restrict law-abiding citizens and it will create a situation where many of them may soon be violating the law.”

Settelmeyer, who is featured in an NRA News video that uncovers the truth about the gun control initiative, explains how the initiative would turn ranchers, such as himself, into criminals. “This is a working ranch, and so we have ranch rifles. And if this passes, an employee will not have the ability to have a ranch gun in their vehicle without first going down and talking to a firearms dealer and then at the end of the day, they'd have to transfer the gun back. It gains nothing.” (Watch)

“As Nevadans learn the truth about the Bloomberg gun control initiative, opposition grows,” said Robert Uithoven, campaign manager for NRA Nevadans for Freedom. “We are thrilled to have Senator Settelmeyer speaking up to defend our freedoms in Nevada. His will be an important voice as we work to defeat this gun control law that will not make Nevadans safer. Instead, in addition to costing them time and money, it could easily turn many law-abiding gun owners in criminals.”

Settelmeyer spoke out against the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative this week on the Kevin Wall Show on Las Vegass 790 Talk Radio. To listen to the interview, click here.

More from Settelmeyer's NRA News video:

A previous attempt to impose a universal background check on Nevadans failed several years ago.

“They tried once before in our legislature and the governor vetoed this. And rightly so. It didn't solve anything. You look at the Bloomberg initiative and you are still in the same boat. It would be an unenforceable law.” (Watch)

“The Second Amendment will not be infringed. Once you start whittling away at our Second Amendment rights, state by state, you're in dangerous territory.” (Watch)

For more information on how Question 1 will cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom, go to www.votenoquestion1.com

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  • 7 thoughts on “NV Senator Settelmeyer Out Against Question 1 Gun Control Ballot Initiative

    1. This is not a democracy where people get to vote on a ballot initiative or referendum on what you may or may not do with your guns. The state of Nevada has a Republican (not to be confused with the party) form of government like the United States and all the rest of the states. A little knowledge goes a long way on issues as important as the natural right to protect yourself and others and to bear arms for many other reasons, not the least being the ability to thwart a wayward corrupt government, Federal, State or local.

    2. They need to read our Constitution, all of it, along with the Bill of Rights.

      Gun control idiots.

      1. They (the liberals) couldn’t care less about the Constitution. To them, it’s just some old out lived, irrelevant document that gets in the way of their ignorant feelings. And since they clearly know what’s best for everyone (just ask one) they’ll stop at nothing to get their way concerning just about everything. Laws are for everyone else. Just ask Hillary.

      2. You’re crediting them with being able to read. Remember when Piglosi said, don’t read it, just vote on it? They can’t read!

    3. “The Second Amendment will not be infringed. Once you start whittling away at our Second Amendment rights, state by state, you’re in dangerous territory.”


    4. Why is no one addressing the ‘Temporary Transfers’ portion of this initiative?

      Essentially, unless you are directly with someone else when hunting, or at a ‘designated range’ (and who gets to make that list?), or in immediate jeopardy you cannot even hand your firearm to someone else.

      Out in the desert shooting with a buddy? Don’t hand him your firearm (illegal as not at a designated range).

      Have a friend who does light gunsmithing, or has the tools to do repairs and upgrades? Unless you both go to an FFL and get a background check, then do it all over again when you ‘transfer’ it back, illegal.

      Have a female friend who’s a CCW holder, but her gun is in the shop for repairs? Don’t loan a pistol, as that is illegal (not imminent jeopardy).

      This legislation, which is a near carbon copy of i594 from Washington, would also make certain tool ‘firearms’ for the purpose of requiring a background check. Don’t hand the nailgun that uses primers to your buddy on the job site…that would be illegal under this legislation.

      Seriously, read the legislation. The ‘universal background check’ portion is only part of what is bad. The temporary transfers section will make criminals out of normal everyday gun owners for activities that are common and harmless.

      1. I agree with everything you mentioned. However, there are additional provisions within this wholly unconstitutional initiative that need to be brought to light. I sincerely believe the worst part of this initiative is the creation of a registry of legal gun owners, e.g., a list with the names, address, types and number of firearms, etc., of every lawful firearm owner within the U.S.

        It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the eventual purpose of the creation of such a list will eventually be used for. Consequently, if this initiative is somehow fraudulently sold to the unknowing public (as it was in Washington State) I, for one will not abide by it’s unconstitutional provisions. And since it is essentially impossible to actually enforce such an unconstitutional overreach, I would assume the vast majority of otherwise law abiding firearms owners would also likely follow suit.

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