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Yeah, this would never happen in Nevada. For one, our bikers don’t antagonize people or torment other drivers; they have class–despite appearances (never judge at book by its cover and all). Secondly, bikers know Nevadans are armed without restriction to magazine capacity. Unlike New York, where this happened, we don’t limit magazine capacity or make it impossible for citizens to exercise their rights. Finally, this scenario brilliantly answers those who question the need for so-called high-capacity magazines.
It is despicable that any citizen should have to write or call their “representatives” in the Nevada legislature to remind them that our rights are not up for debate. As the gun background bill moves one step closer to becoming law, we have to write letters and call legislators and ask them to respect our gun rights.
As they work to whittle away our rights, legislators boldly claim to be gun-owners that have a respect for the Second Amendment. If they had any respect for the Second Amendment and our Nevada Constitution, every decision to alter it would not be taken lightly. Furthermore, our rights should not be subject to the whims of temporary politicians who admittedly want to erode our rights in spite of their political careers–for the kids, of course. Instead, we are told by hyper-partisan types that studies are a move by folks not willing to take a stand. Additionally, we are told that somehow these background checks will keep guns out of the hands of felons and the mentally ill, which I thought we currently have in place.
Secondly, I do not know Amanda Collins personally, but we strive for the same goal; empowerment. Collins has testified for two sessions in Carson City, reliving the horror she suffered at the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It is saddening to witness the callousness on display that will not allow her bill to get a vote by those who are seemingly unmoved by her testimony; yet, other victims who promote the beliefs of anti-Second Amendment legislators at least get a vote–not to mention being featured prominently by the sensationalistic media, while Collins gets a mention in passing.
I wonder if anyone would be willing to accept such arguments in favor of infringement on the First Amendment; especially, the freedom of speech, press, and the freedom to freely exercise religion.
Ok, so I tried the whole smart-phone thing and I’m not impressed. To begin, it’s expensive. A free phone, but I’m paying over a hundred dollars a month. I could buy a phone cash every two months. Twelve phones over the length of the two-year contract. In addition to the silliness, there is a surcharge for data. Why can’t it just be flat rate?
Secondly, as suddenly as it is inexplicable, the phone stopped charging and holding a charge (no, it’s NOT the battery!). All this, conveniently in time to renew my contract.
Lastly–why does the attendant ask if I want to check if I’m eligible for a new phone? I don’t want a new phone, or a refurbished one; I want mine fixed. Why? Because I’m the customer! That’s why.
So the next time you see me, I’ll be on a flip phone.
Although Dayna Roselli is too classy to say it publicly, it should be noted that Channel 8 made a huge mistake by replacing her with the unproven and expensive Shauna Khorrami.
While calling for a resignation or termination is extreme (no one deserves that), after a million dollar marketing campaign and five thousand dollars spent on training – of which humility and work ethic were apparently not covered – a public apology for Roselli and her viewers is the least, president and general manager Emily Neilson, can do.
What Roselli did for Channel 8, is invaluable. Many watched because of her. As Norm Clarke correctly indicated in his Review-Journal column, Roselli is popular. The million dollar marketing campaign could not replicate what she did for the station. Roselli would promote the morning show on her twitter feed, at all hours of the day. If there was breaking news, Roselli sent updates to her followers. She was on the clock 24 hours. It seems Channel 8 undervalued Roselli’s dedication. She marketed the show for free, but apparently Roselli is entitled to a million dollar bonus.
No ratings increase? Apparently, these decision makers do not realize that Las Vegas is a 24 hour town (yeah, really). Many are working when these shows air. Secondly, the format is not the preferred method of news consumption (See: online content). Younger generations have shorter attention spans; more specifically, they do not feel the need to be on the station’s schedule. Finally, station chiefs should realize they will suffer viewer backlash for their brash decisions.
So, is this vindication for Dayna Roselli? Eight months and a million dollars later… the answer is resoundingly, yes!
Coming soon! Vindication for the lovely and talented, Heidi Hayes.
So, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) doesn’t believe the Second Amendment applies to veterans. She believes that because of the “advent” of PTSD, it would be unsafe for them to possess weapons. Well, it makes sense for her to deride veterans. After all, a vast majority of veterans love the country just the way it is. They don’t actively seek to fundamentally transform it. Additionally, veterans tend to lean conservative and, unlike career minded politicians, they don’t conveniently tailor the Constitution to fit their ideology. We swear an oath to defend it and we actually mean it. Therefore, the amendment put forth by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was summarily dismissed by her while also disrespecting the very same people that make her “service” even possible. Her freedom control bill seeks to ensure no one is able to defend themselves from anyone, especially a tyrannical government.
Who on Earth would be against preventing “Gun Violence”?
Gun Control is gone! Gun Control is no longer a Democrat platform. Now, it it is called Gun Violence Prevention.
I remember reading about The Greenhouse Effect in elementary school and thinking how awful it sounds, but not scary. Later, in my public school career, it evolved into Global Warming. Global Warming sounds bad, but the word, warm, is nothing to get panicked about. Now, we call it Climate Change. Not only do we call it Climate Change, we visualize apocalyptic flooding of the US due to the melting of the polar ice caps and the extinction of polar bears. How horrible.
The language has changed. The Freedom Control crowd say that they are willing to implement a “common sense” approach to Preventing Gun Violence. The implication is, that if the NRA crowd, gun nuts are not willing to accept these restrictions, the Second Amendment crowd lacks common sense.
Restricting the Second Amendment in forms that would not have prevented any of the recent tragedies is marketed as gun violence prevention. So, I will be so bold as to say, I am not interested in preventing gun violence.
It has been said many times over but it is worth repeating. Gun Violence Prevention is about people control.
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.” – Thomas Jefferson
Motorcycle helmet laws are pointless. Every time I read the local paper, I learn of a tragic and unfortunate motorcycle fatality.
I would like to pose a radical idea for freedom; why not allow people to choose whether or not to wear a helmet or seatbelts? Nevada has the Laughlin River Run; we should cater to motorcycle enthusiasts and remove the mandatory helmet laws, especially on the open highway. We have to move to incrementally take back some of the nanny state laws for the sake of freedom.
Unfortunately, many of the arguments I hear in favor of motorcycle helmet laws are because of health care cost for the motorcycle riders. I have heard from others that this is the perfect argument to stop government paying for healthcare in the first place, but that fight is for another day. Besides, riders are dying in spite of the helmet laws and most riders I speak to would rather die on their terms.
I hope Don Gustavson, in the Nevada Legislature, continues this fight; he has been a consistent champion for freedom (choice). Ironic, is the idea that choice is what the “Left” claims to represent. Especially, to a woman’s right to choose abortion. However, when it comes to anything else, be it school choice, helmet laws, seatbelt laws, or the ability to choose a voucher system for healthcare, the answer is no.