Political operative discovers that Nevadans aren't big on universal background checks

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  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

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    Via Reddit:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/Reno/comments/2ltbos/im_working_on_a_gun_control_petition_going/

    I, frankly, have a hard time believing his claims of being treated with overt threats of violence.

    I also find it incredibly intriguing that he's not a resident of Nevada, but is being paid to gather signatures there for a national organization. I can only assume that we'll likely see an attempt in Nevada to institute a UBC law similar to what was implemented in Colorado and Washington State.
     
  2. medalguy

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    Yeah I call BS on this too. I just can't see too many people )AKA bubba) cruising around in pickups looking for then furriners from the left coast to beat up. Nah. More like anti-gun BS spouted by the liberal press hoping to get some traction against gun owners.
     
  3. ArfinGreebly

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    BS


    Yeah, it's BS.

    I lived there for years.

    What you're reading is fantasy, painted with as much plausibility dust as he could find.

    I will, however, confirm that gun control is pretty much a non-starter there.

     
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    Maybe they get paid by the signature and he's not getting many signatures, so now he's looking for an excuse...or hoping for a bleeding heart sympathy response.
     
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    What a load o' dung...

    Some things I take from it:
    Brought in folks from; "...Seattle, Portland, and Tacoma to try to push this through before the deadline on Wednesday." What - obviously no local support for even the petition?
    Knocking on doors up until 9PM? what jerks!
    "...middle of dinner, but we are only doing our jobs". NO, they have volunteered to annoy and irritate people in a completely unsolicited manner in their homes.
    Gated communities?!? Of course one would encounter hostile reactions. Petitioners, salesmen, canvasers, whatever. Being rid of these door stoop vermin is one of the primary reasons for living in a gated community!

    This is either complete pooh or the writer is a major tool... Neither choice speaks well for the publishing entity
     
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    It was on the internets so it has to be true (or it has to be a propaganda piece)!

    Regardless, this "We are not soliciting as we are not selling anything." is a bald faced lie since they ARE selling gun prohibition and they're being paid to do it. That's a commercial transaction and not free speech. If they were doing it as volunteers and not on the payroll that argument may have a little better traction, but they're mercinaries and not protected. Worse, they're not evan locals trying to sell this garbage, they're paid stooges bussed in from out of state to sell gun prohibition.

    Why would they think anyone wants someone from outside of the community pimping authoratarian garbage when there's no statistical basis for it?

    Good thing they just felt threatened instead of being tarred and feathered and run out on a rail.
     
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    I could see the mugging happening as a somewhat isolated incident in a bad neighborhood. Locals can often pick out an outsider, and an outsider walking around after dark who's gathering signatures for gun control is a pretty safe target for criminals.

    The other stuff - people who aren't gun people often overreact. One of my friends was across the room when I was cleaning a CZ-452 with the barreled action dismounted. He was uneasy just being in the same room with it.

    So non-gun people show up at someone's home uninvited after dark and homeowners react with hostility. Some of them may have a shotgun right behind the door or a handgun held in the right hand while they hold the door with their left. Maybe a few of the gun control people catch a glimpse of those handguns and shotguns and panic slightly. Rumors start, dude gets on the internet to share those rumors, and here we are.

    Long story short, those homeowners are not looking to shoot you - they're prepared to defend themselves if you, an outsider at their home uninvited after dark, try to harm them.
     
  8. bigfatdave

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    I believe none of it.

    Probably a phony story to enhance the "violent gun people" narrative.

    Was this trash published in Hufflepuff Post? Was it written by "AMotherThing"?
    Because it looks an awful lot like stuff that's been made up and published there.
     
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    Hmmm...reads like total fiction to me. File it under "Total nonsense/rubbish".
     
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    If the story is fact or fiction is moot now.Doombergs minions are claiming that they have double the amount of signatures required and will be turning them in today.Maybe they now that they do not have enough signatures in the rural districts and this story is a setup for placing blame for their shortfall.We shall see soon.
     
  11. Willie Sutton

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    "Everything we are doing is perfectly legal within our constitutional right to free speech."


    Fails the civics test.

    You have no "constitutional rights" in any relationship other than your relationship to the Government.

    On my property you're just a tresspasser.... one warning to *vamoose* ought to be enough.


    Willie

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    True or false? I don’t know, but it sure sounds fishy.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve never had (Or heard of) someone come to my door looking for signatures on a petition, especially at night.
     
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