Gun Bans and Prior Restraints Being Sold as ‘Progress’ in Nevada

That none of this will even make a dent is not the issue, because it’s not about public safety. It’s about the elites enhancing their power, tightening their grip, and denying our rights. (Center for American Progress/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( The Center for American Progress presented “6 Policies to Reduce Gun Violence in Nevada” on Wednesday. Replete with footnotes to make it appear to be a serious study, it unsurprisingly shows itself to be another piece of Astroturf propaganda commissioned by connected and powerful elites. It has been designed to smear gun owners and advance citizen disarmament by swindling the ignorant into surrendering their rights.

The policies being stumped for are:

“Repeal gun stores’ essential business status.”

They lead into this with the coronavirus business closures, but without presenting any evidence whatsoever that gun stores pose any greater public health risk than any of the other establishments deemed “essential,” including, of course, casinos.

What this will do is deny citizens the tools of defense in times of emergency, when they need them most and when civil authorities are overwhelmed, meaning people will be on their own.

“Prohibit people who commit hate crimes from possessing guns.”

“The Nevada Legislature should amend current state law to prohibit people convicted of all hate crimes—both felony and misdemeanor—from gun possession,” the proposal advocates. Here’s what they don’t tell us about how “hate crimes” can be defined:

It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate. The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

Among the most rabid, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, being at the core of the Republican caucus makes you a “legitimate white supremacist sympathizer.” It’s not hard to see where this will go.

“Ban ghost guns.”

Criminals already aren’t “allowed” to have guns. If they steal one or buy one on the black market, first they will need to drop it at a crime scene (think ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious), and even then, knowing the serial number will not tell authorities who illegally obtained it.

What this is really about is the government knowing who has what so that when the time comes, it can be confiscated. And, of course, criminals such edicts are supposed to deter will carry on business as usual unimpeded, laughing at the “law-abiding” suckers.

“Implement gun licensing.”

Right. And of course, it will be “may issue,” so there’s no room for corruption there, right? Plus, it’s a prior restraint on a right, one that specifically comes with a “shall not be infringed” prescription. Plus… oh bull, we don’t need to explain further, how about “No”?  How about “Hell, no”? If totalitarians want to keep pushing and make us outlaws for claiming our rights, they’re going to find some of us are going to be the very best outlaws we can be.

“Update Nevada’s firearm preemption law.”

You know, create a patchwork quilt, where you’re “legal” here, but cross an invisible county or municipal line and suddenly you’re illegal. It would become impossible to comply with the law, which fittingly, recalls a quote attributed to Joseph Stalin’s head murderer, Lavrentiy Beria:

“Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”

“Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

That’s what they’re also going for in the Biden administration, and when there’s another atrocity in a “gun-free zone,” they may just get enough feckless Republicans to betray their “staunch defender of the Second Amendment” ratings from NRA (as we’ve seen happen so many times before) and give it to them.

At that point, when the order is to obey and surrender or be destroyed, it will not just be “No,” and not just “Hell, no,” but “No. Your move.”

Some Americans aren’t of a mind to accept a one-sided, mandatory version of “unity and healing” at gunpoint.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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I’m not going to be told what I can or cannot have because a few nutcases go off the reservation. With 15-20 MILLION AR-15 s in the US and, what? 6 uses of them in the past 10 years and were supposed to fold to this crap? I DON’T THINK SO! IT IS OBVIOUS that the reason they want our RIFLES is because they are worried we are going to SHOOT THEIR ASSES. Well, they should be worried.


and least two of those “uses” were by people who, had EXISTING LAWS been upheld and -enforced, the killers coud not have purchased those “black and uglies”. I am thinking Parkland School, and Sutherland Springs church. SO that leaves four out of fifteen million? I can’t count the numbers to the left of the decimal point, about as statistically significant as a goose landing in my backyard.


You forgot Stephen Craig Paddock, The Nevada shooter.


That is one that close scrutiny shows makes NO SENSE.

uncle dudley

This is really something, a state that has legalized prostitution, gambling, and illegals can freely live there without worry of being deported.
Then a group of liberals wants to take liberties from honest citizens because they are afraid of a big black gun and it’s owners.
Why don’t they move to Mexico where guns are illegal for the most part, but don’t tell the cartel members that.


Right on, UD! If these gun grabbers get to live their dreams, we’ll have Mexico level shootings, not to mention a de facto dissolution of the US-Mexico border.


their policy sounds like Hitler speak ! wow, Stalin would love these people he would have them killed because they would be a threat to his power same ideals


Kalifornication of the Silver State. Tragic.


Career criminals in Congress, State Government, Local City Government, along with the hypocrisy of the Fake NEWS channels supporting their narrative have endangered the American public. Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law. Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality. Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a Free Constitutional Republic. In… Read more »


Thank you David for bringing this to our attention.

It seems the CAP is using Nevada as a test case, placing toxic pathogens in a petri dish and seeing what will happen.

Well I refuse to live in a petri dish. We are free and sovereign so leave our Natural Rights alone.


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes! My Oath covers the United States Constitution FOR We, The People, until death. Semper Fidelis.


Assume there is a law that bans semiautomatic rifles and the law is challenged and goes to the Supreme Court (the current court with a majority of Republican appointed judges) and the Supreme Court concludes the law does not violate the Constitution.

Will government employees with arrest powers be following their oath if they obey orders to confiscate semiautomatic rifles and arrest the owners?


Then the response is, “Bring it bitches! Long Live King George III!”

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People talk about their oath a lot. Does your response mean that, in your opinion, those government employees would be following their oath?




no if they start to confiscate firearms they have become enemies of the state and our freedoms! They would be enemy combatants and WE THE PEOPLE have every right to defend our selves! I will never give up my property willingly and i will NEVER pay a tax on my firearms that are already registered as i live in a blue state! I dont plan on living in a Communist country and i have too taken the oath to protect and defend the Constitution and Bill Of Rights over any president that dose “not” abide by those documents! I have… Read more »


BigMikeU, I believe you. Again, I’m not asking what any particular person would do in a hypothetical situation. On other discussion boards, many LEOs (most of whom are veterans) frequently say something along the lines of: “If you want better laws, elect better legislators. My job is to enforce the law. I will follow orders to do so.” When asked “what law won’t you enforce?” They don’t answer. A former LEO who posts on this site chastised people for believing braced pistols were not SBRs and then he went on to indicate people should comply if there is a new… Read more »


Then the response is, “Bring it bitches! Long Live King George III!” I had some 80 relatives in the Revolutionary War and I will be damned if I allow one drop of their blood go in vain!


I tried twice, now I’ll just interpret your answer as:
“yes, military veterans with arrest powers will be following their oath if they obey orders to enforce laws banning semiautomatic rifles.”

If people are not breaking their oath by doing the same thing that government employees of Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Kim family, Pol Pot, etc., did – of what use is the oath?


They wont confiscate shit from me. I will gladly die to protect my rights and my ownership of 80 percent lowers etc. Hopefully I hope they will add me to the news and print my declaration of independence from the gun grabbing establishment.


I believe you. I’m not asking what any particular person would do in a hypothetical situation. On other discussion boards, many LEOs (most of whom are veterans) frequently say something along the lines of: “If you want better laws, elect better legislators. My job is to enforce the law. I will follow orders to do so.” When asked “what law won’t you enforce?” They don’t answer. So when veterans talk about the oath they swore (a common topic here), it doesn’t seem to mean much with respect to veterans who go on to become LEOs, because they have indicated they… Read more »


I seem to remember that it was the “King’s men” on their way to confiscate arms that resulted in the “shot heard ’round the world.”

Don’t start none, there won’t be none!


Tens of millions of people who, the worst thing they have ever done is drive in excess of the lawful limit. They work, pay their taxes, mow their law, return their grocery cart, don’t litter, go to church, go to their kids’ events, and (if they have any time and money leftover) they take a week off to go fishing. Hundreds of thousands of good LEOs who have to put up with shit, not only from the the small part of the population that causes problems, but also from those in their ranks that do bad things and causes problems… Read more »

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I have a friend who lives in Las Vegas and he says it is the brain dead moving from California and not leaving their liberal brain dead mind set in California, and it is getting bad in Nevada, and only getting worse!!!!!!!!


kommiefornia people are scum. I am one of them but the very few. I acknowledge that kommiefornia knows shit from shinola about anything. I will not support kommiefornia in anything they propose when it comes to guns. They are brain dead.

Oregone resident wishing I would have moved somewhere else.

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Semper Fortis brother!!!


Was held for approval and they approved it really fast. Thank you! Man, all I did was read the six bullet points and I knew I was going to have to log in. What can you say anymore. Big money with dedication and logic with strategy is beating us into the ground. They are persistent and want us to just get so tired that we give up. Well, they have won, I am tired, tired of giving up my rights to make them feel safer in what they think will be a perfect utopia or closer to it. Their idea… Read more »

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Well the points prove that STUPID IS AS STUPID SAYS!


Chairman of the Board, John Podesta:

They are proud of their transparency, but don’t come out and say who is paying the bills.

John and Neera, if you want to taught your transparency, the best way is to prominently list your top 10 contributors.

Their mission:
The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.


Shocker, huh?

When an organization claims they are a nonpartisan policy institute, they don’t want it right out front they get their money from Soros.

Thanks for your articles David.


they are so far left i figured they would have fallen off their flat earth by now. they have to have a really low opinion of the average person mentality to put their crap out there and have people believe it. when has a leftist been right about virtually anything. they are never happy, even when they get what they want, they want more. they never smile except when they are you. they cannot speak the truth, because if they did, no one would listen or vote for them. they are pathetic and sad individuals.


Substitute the word “cell phone” for gun/violence/ and there is not much difference in the end result.


All i will say is Semper Fortis and that i will never give up my property or a tax on property i already own free and clear! This illegitimate President and his Government , now can piss off! Its not just the theft of the presidency here but the Senate and Congress as well! do you all really think they have not cheated to win all three houses? Not to mention they have traitors on the Fed Court!!! Or the Fed court would have heard and looked at the evidence of the Election theft and fraud!???Those that Trump had installed… Read more »


CDC has already been caught hiding information on defensive uses of firearms in the US.
Background checks are already required for all sales of firearms by FFL holders, and for private sales amount to a “taking”.
Convicted domestic abusers are already denied firearms by the Lautenberg Amendment (Lautenberg = Failed US Senator who replaced torched US Senator Toricelli. Yea New Jersey)
Protection orders or restraining orders are already available. “Picker” training is a better idea, ensuring that those who pick mates find the right one in the first place.

Dubi Loo

Thanks David for another good article


At first I was concerned, then I found out Neera is an expert on women’s issues:


As well as a Hillary/Obama toady. She’s the whole package!


Yeah, OK. LOL!


Same old Communist SHIITE!!! All of this has nothing to do with “safety”! What it has to do with is control of the population! The Communist Democraps want to install a Centrally Controlled Communist Police State Government in the United States. However, they cannot do this with over 400,000,000 firearms in the hands of private citizens. If these Communists want MY guns, they can have them . . . BULLETS FIRST!!!


I can’t believe your bull. We don’t want your info. here, go find a communist site that will appreciate it.