As we have already noted, Question 1 on the November ballot, which would impose universal gun background checks, will do nothing to stop criminals from obtaining guns, will be expensive to try to enforce and will only ensnare upstanding citizens in its labyrinth of regulations.
Now, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt says he agrees. According to an emailed press release from the National Rifle Association, Laxalt says, “As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, I take seriously my duty to ensure that my fellow Nevadans are safe. I have carefully reviewed the Question 1 initiative and have concluded that it would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms and would instead cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom.”
Gov. Brian Sandoval earlier came out against the proposal as have a majority of Nevada’s sheriffs.
Robert Uithoven, campaign manager for NRA Nevadans for Freedom, boasted, “Laxalt has always put service to his country and fellow Nevadans first. He knows that Question 1 is part of larger political agenda aimed at restricting our Second Amendment rights and has nothing to do with public safety.”