Mar 182019
 

HEARING CANCELLED Oppose SJR5 Annual Sessions

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Mark Twain

See details of this Constitutional Amendment under Background.

We need people to come to the hearing and testify!! HEARING: Mon. March 18, 2:30pm (or upon call of the Chair), Senate Legislative Operations & Elections Committee, Rm 2144, Videoconferenced to Rm 4412E of the Grant Sawyer Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV. MESSAGE: Vote No on SJR5 annual sessions for the Legislature. Increasing the time the Legislature meets will make it more difficult for citizen legislators and citizens to participate. We want less government not more. Reduce the numbers of bills allowed to be introduced so you don’t need as much time. (Or write your own message)

Subject line on email: No on SJR5 Annual Sessions
CONTACT: [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]

Share your opinion on Legislative Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Send Testimony to:  [email protected] 24 hours in advance Toll Free Numbers to contact members of the committee: 800-995-9080, From Las Vegas 702-486-2626,Reno Carson 775-684-6800 or 775- 684-6789

Background: Currently the Nevada Constitution provides that the Legislature meets for 120 consecutive days in every odd numbered year. This bill provides that the Legislature meet every odd numbered year for 90 “Legislative Days” which means that weekends and any day that the Senate or Assembly or a Legislative Committee does not meet does not count towards the 90 day number. Just adding weekends, extends the 90 days by 34 more days equaling at least 124 days, exceeding the current Constitutional limit of 120 days they meet now. In addition, upon agreement of the Senate Majority Leader and the Assembly Speaker they may call a “recess” which does not add days towards the 90 day total.     

The big addition is that under this proposed Constitutional Amendment in the even numbered years the Legislature would meet for 60 “Legislative Days” that means weekends and “recesses” excluded. That would extend the 60 day session at least 22 additional days just excluding weekends equaling 82 days not including any recesses. 124 days in odd numbered years added to 82 days in even number years equals 206 Legislatives Days. This increases the Legislatures days in session by 84 days or more if there is a recess called, greatly exceeding the 120 days the Constitution now provides.  

  Mark Twain said it best, “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”    

The Legislature is not limited to budget issues during the even numbered Legislative session but may consider, introduce and pass any measure during either session. It is often argued that we need annual sessions to deal with the budget. Of course all this government will cost more.     

1250 Bill Draft Requests have been submitted this session. There is absolutely no reason and no need for so many bills.     SJR5 also provides that Legislators be paid at regular intervals instead of for only 60 days that they serve. I think this is reasonable and helps to maintain a “Citizen Legislature” with not just people who can afford to serve without pay.      Text of SJR5:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/SJR/SJR5.pdf

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Feb 202019
 

Take Action Against Universal Background Checks: Contact your County Commissioners New Mexico’s Counties pass resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties!

16 of 17 Counties in Nevada (all but Clark) voted against Bloomberg’s Universal Background checks. New Yorker Bloomberg poured $18 million into our state to force background checks. The statewide vote was 558,631 in favor and 548,732 only 9,899 difference. Statewide it was 50.45% in favor and 49.55% opposed. The results from all counties but Clark voting against Background Checks range from Washoe at the lowest with 54.34% against, Carson 65.65% to Eureka at 90.28%. Other rural counties range from 75% to 88.63%.

 https://www.nvsos.gov/silverstate2016gen/ballot-questions/  New Mexico’s County Commissions faced with their state Legislature imposing Universal Background checks have begun to pass county Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions with the support of their sheriffs. “The purpose is to get the attention of Albuquerque and Santa Fe,” Sheriff Ferrari said. ”

As Sheriff, I want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. As Sheriff, I want to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.”

“San Juan, Lincoln, and Eddy counties are just the latest to make the move and approve such resolutions. Quay, Union, Curry, and Socorro counties have all drafted resolutions that represent the latest push back against state firearms legislation.”

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/san-juan-county-second-amendment-sanctuary-county/5252446/ 

The Nevada Legislature passed SB143 Universal Background checks and Governor Sisolak signed it into law which goes into effect January 2, 2020. Text of Nevada’s SB143 Universal Background Checks. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/SB/SB143.pdf Nevada’s County Commissioners should begin their push back with similar resolutions to New Mexico.

Contact your pro-Second Amendment Commissioners and Sheriffs. Defend the Second Amendment against Nevada’s Bloomberg Universal Background Check..

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Feb 132019
 

Nevada Families for Freedom State Affiliate National Eagle Forum 186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, Nevada 89801, Janine’s cell: 775-397-6859 (It’s best to text), Sparks 775-356-0105

Janine ansen [email protected],  www.nevadafamilies.org  Feb. 13, 2019, In the Year of Our Lord 2018, 9:18am 

Please pray for the Legislature and the Governor. The Whole Senate will vote today (Wednesday) at 11am on SB143 It’s important to email! Report Joint Hearing SB143 Universal Background Checks Creating a Culture of Compliance 

Perhaps the most alarming testimony on SB143 was that of the attorney Rosen speaking with Senator Atkinson the sponsor. When asked a question about enforcement he answered that the real purpose of SB143 was to Create a Culture of Compliance! Because of course we know that only law-abiding citizens will obey the law and criminals never will. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were designed by our Founders to Create a Culture of Liberty and Individual Self-Reliance. The Joint hearing of the Senate & Assembly Judiciary Committees on SB143 on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, started at 8:15am and lasted until 5pm with a break for the Senate and Assembly Floor Sessions at 11am. The people opposing SB143 vastly outnumbered the proponents some 500 to 50. Everyone who was willing to wait nearly all day was given the opportunity to speak. The proponents ran out of people to testify but the opponents kept going until 5pm. I was extremely thankful and proud of all those who showed up at the hearing in Carson and Las Vegas. Each person including Governor Sisolak, and AG Aaron Ford were given 2 minutes to testify. It was fair in that way. Although we can anticipate losing this battle, the numbers and the excellent, well-informed testimony of opponents will have an impact, causing fear in the hearts of the Democrats. Keep praying for them. Just know that every person who came and every person who testified was a blessing to the cause of liberty. Every email and every call added to the weight of truth placed before our opponents. We don’t win every battle but as we seek the Lord and exercise our rights of petitioning the Legislature for redress of grievances and exercise freedom of speech, the Lord will bless our efforts. THANKS!!! The Judiciary Committees took a short break and the Senate Committee reconvened and voted SB143 out of committee on a party line vote with Democrats Senators Cannizarro, Harris, Ohrenschall, Marilyn Donder-Loop, and Melanie Scheible voting in favor. Republican Senators Hammond, Hansen and Pickard voted no. The Republicans complained about the language of the bill not being available until 11am the previous day which gave no time to submit amendments. Their concerns were disregarded by the Chair Cannizarro. The whole Senate then convened and placed SB143 on Second Reading which means the whole Senate will vote on SB143 today at their 11am session. We can expect a strict party line vote with 13 Democrats voting Yes and 8 Republicans voting NO. It’s still important to EMAILKeep up the heat!!!

We expect that the Assembly Judiciary will vote tomorrow morning at 8am and then it will go to the floor for a vote of the entire Assembly and then be sent to the Governor. I will send another alert on the Assembly. MESSAGE to Democrats on the Senate Judiciary 

I am very disappointed in your disregard of public opinion and your fast tracking of SB143 for universal background checks which will not make us safer but will lead to law abiding citizens being charged with a crime. It will ultimately lead to gun registration. (or write your own message)

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MESSAGE: to Republicans on Senate Judiciary 

Thank you so much for your courage in voting against SB143 universal background checks. We appreciate you! (or write your own message)

[email protected][email protected],[email protected], MESSAGE: All other Republican Senators: Have courage and vote against SB143 universal background checks. (or write your own message)

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MESSAGE: All other Democrat Senators: Please Vote NO on SB143 universal background checks which will not make us safer but will lead to law abiding citizens being charged with a crime. It will ultimately lead to gun registration. (or write your own message) Sponsor of the Bill:

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Feb 112019
 

Nevada Families for Freedom

State Affiliate National Eagle Forum 186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, Nevada 89801, 775-397-6859, Sparks 775-356-0105 Janine Hansen  [email protected]www.nevadafamilies.org 

Feb. 11, 2019, In the Year of Our Lord 2018, 11:43am                                                      When you forward please delete bottom portion which says unsubscribe or someone will unsubscribe for you. Thank you for Acknowledgement.  Please pray for the Legislature and the Governor. 

   Background check bill number SB143Bill Draft Request language available: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/BDR/BDR80_15-0755.pdf

It’s very important to attend the hearing, call and email!You can now share your opinion online because we have a bill number:Share your opinion online: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/We now have room numbers for the hearing Carson 1214, Las Vegas 4412 

ALERT from Senator Settelmeyer 2/7/10SB143: “The background check legislation that was declared unenforceable by then Attorney General Laxalt will be heard Tuesday at the Nevada legislature. It will be heard at a special joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly Judiciary committee at 8:00 am. If you want to be heard please show up and testify. In order to be heard I suggest not being repetitive and just say me to or ditto if your point has already been said, but get your name on the record. (sign in) 

The language has not been released and will not be available until Monday. Contact the members of Senate and Assembly Judiciary as well as the committee so your concerns are on the official record by email.” 

Explanation: Background checks are currently required for gun sales if they are through a dealer. This legislation exempts close family members and people who are hunting together with some other exceptions. (See the language of the BDR) Private owners, if they want to sell a gun must go to a licensed dealer, and both the seller and the buyer must have background checks through the dealer and pay a “reasonable” fee to the dealer.  Criminals already violate the gun laws. Only law abiding citizens will get background checks. As Professor John Lott’s book says, More Guns, Less Crime. Research shows background check have done little to lower crime rates.  

HEARING: Tuesday,February 12, 8am, Be there early! Room in Carson City 1214 at the State Legislature. Teleconferenced to Room 4412 Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave. Watch online:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

MESSAGE: Vote NO on SB143. Do not infringe on my right to keep and bear arms. Only law abiding citizens will follow a law requiring background checks not criminals. Do not impose background checks on law abiding citizens for private sales. When law abiding citizens have more guns there is less crime. (or write your own message) You can now share your opinion online because we have a bill number B143:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/ Send your comments to the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees so they will be on the record. If you are able send them in PDF format by noon on Monday.  [email protected][email protected] 

CONTACT: Email and Phone (Since this is the first alert this session, please contact me if there are any mistakes in emails or phone numbers).Senate Judiciary Committee: Chair: [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected],    

Assembly Judiciary Committee: Chair: [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected] Phone numbers: Toll Free Number 1-800-992-0973, Local Carson City: 684-6800; Local Las Vegas: 486-2626) Democrat Senators: *Chair Nicole Cannizzaro 775-684-1475,Dallas Harris 775-684-6502,James Ohrenschall 775-684-6503Marilyn Dondero-Loop 775-684-1445Melanie Scheible 775-684-1421 

Democrat Assemblymen: *Chair Yeager 775-684-8549Lesley Cohen 775-684-8855Shea Backus 775-684-8505Skip Daly 775-684-8563Edgar Flores 775-684-8583Brittany Miller 775-684-8833Rochelle Nguyen 775-684-8541Sarah Peters 775-684-8559Selena Torres 775-684-8599Howard Watts 775-684-8835 Send your comments to the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees so they will be on the record. If you are able send them in PDF format by noon on Monday.  [email protected][email protected] 

We depend on your individual free will gifts! Thank you!You can help Nevada Families for Freedom by contributing online:  www.nevadafamilies.org Please make checks payable to Nevada Families, not tax deductible, 186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, NV 89801