This isn't just a threat to gun owners, it's a threat to free people.
Nevada --(AmmoLand.com)- The legislature is considering a means of “revenue enhancement” that would make privacy for CCW holders a huge problem. This is the exact same bill that was rejected by the legislature last year.
InsureNet is lobbying for this bill so they can install 1,000’s of camera or “scanners” on nearly all of Nevada’s public roads. If it passes it would allow InsureNet, to photograph/scan every license plate on our roads. This data would be scanned and analyzed by InsureNet for the purpose of catching uninsured motorists. It’s a nice premise but it comes with some serious problems.
The problem is, in Nevada, every CCW holder has essentially given up his/her right to privacy. The minute you ask the government for “permission” to lawfully carry concealed, your license plate and vehicle registration is noted as a CCW holder. In other words, those who have jumped through the hoops of paying for the privilege to carry a lawful firearm—these lawful gun owners would be captured by an unaccountable, out of state corporate entities database! We constantly hear of databases being hacked.
Do you understand the ramifications of this bill? Can you see the possibility for misuse? Gun owners did not create the spending problem at the state level. And gun owners should not have to fear privacy violations by an out-of-state corporation just because of being a CCW holder.
You know how unaccountable our state legislators can be to gun owners. A private business has even less accountability to you. What if someday we have a truly anti-gun Governor (think Obama)? What if the Governor wanted to know which CCW holders were at a particular “political rally?” Do you see the problems this can cause now and in the future? This bill must NOT be the answer to our states over-spending. Gun owners need to tell their legislative representatives that the right to privacy as a gun owner is already too heavily compromised by the Unconstitutional permit system.
Nevadans do not need more cameras taking pictures of our auto license plates. Of course everyone needs to have car insurance. But this idea is being introduced because our state government is spending money like the proverbial drunken sailors that they are. Lawful concealed carry holders should not be subjected to this level of potential violation of privacy.
When the Nevada state legislature did not pass this bill last year, they were thinking clearly. They are not thinking clearly now. They are seeing dollars signs and they are NOT thinking of you or your CCW.
Do NOT allow them to pass this bill that would make it too easy for the rights of law abiding gun owners like you to be violated.
Contact your representatives immediately.
Tell them “NO to InsureNet”. Tell them NO to scanning our license plates.
Tell them that until lawful Nevada gun owners can carry a self defense weapon as they do in Alaska (permit optional) that you do NOT want any type of ‘scanning’ of license plates. Constitutional Carry (permit optional) is moving ahead in Iowa, Arizona, Texas and many other states. Why not Nevada?
They need to hear from you. Spread the word. Do not just post this message on bulletin boards and forums. Do not just email this message to your gun buddies. You must call. It is imperative.
Emails are great but it is really too late. If you are going to email, please go here.
Or email all of them at once by cutting and pasting this:
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Dear Member of the Nevada Legislature:
During this Special Session, fix the budget problem without scanning license plates.
I believe everyone should have auto insurance but I do not want an out of State Corporation to set up 1,000’s of cameras on Nevada roads.
Privacy is too important to be entrusted to a no-bid contract with InsureNet or with any other private company.
This isn't just a threat to gun owners, it's a threat to free people.
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
-- Charles A. Beard
We need to get a bill to remove the need for a permit to carry concealed. It would solve a multitude of problems.
Felid`Maximus wrote:Like Vermont & Alaska. Wyoming just got it passed through their House and now it goes on to their Senate. http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-r...5a5c9fa35.htmlWe need to get a bill to remove the need for a permit to carry concealed. It would solve a multitude of problems.
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation under which a permit would no longer be required to carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming.
If passed, Wyoming would become the third state, after Alaska and Vermont, to allow conceal-carry without a permit.
The bill, House Bill 113, passed 42-15. It now advances to the Senate, where it will be taken up as soon as the end of the week. But although the bill has Senate sponsors, Senate Majority Leader Jim Anderson, R-Glenrock, said the proposal will "probably be received with more scrutiny on the Senate side" than in the House.
Under the bill, anyone who meets the current requirements to obtain a concealed-weapons permit from the state would be allowed to carry a concealed weapon -- except that proof of firearms training would no longer be required.
If the legislation passes, Wyoming would still issue concealed-weapons permits to residents, as such permits are needed for Wyoming residents to carry a concealed weapon in several other states.
State Rep. Lorraine Quarberg, the Thermopolis Republican who sponsored the bill, said the legislation asserts Wyoming residents' Second Amendment right to bear arms.
"It's sad when law-abiding citizens have to get permission -- have to get permission, have to get the permit -- from the government," Quarberg said. "There's just something inherently wrong with that whole philosophy of the role the government should play in our lives."
Opponents said that the permit system helps weed out those who shouldn't be carrying concealed weapons. Law-abiding citizens, they said, have few problems being able to get a concealed weapons permit under the current system.
Anderson said following concerns expressed by law enforcement officials and others, there will likely be attempts in the Senate to restore some firearms training requirements and lengthen the six-month residency requirement in the bill. Senators will also likely try to merge HB113 with a second concealed-weapons bill in the Senate that attempts to clarify Wyoming law dealing with reciprocity with other states, he said.
If those issues are addressed, and the two bills are merged, "we'll come forth with something that will be acceptable," Anderson said.
Contact capital bureau reporter Jeremy Pelzer at 307-632-1244 or email@example.com. Read more about Wyoming politics and government at http://tribtown.trib.com/wypolitics
House Bill 113
* What the bill would do: Assert that firearms made, sold and carried in Wyoming are exempt from federal gun laws.
* The latest: Passed the state House on Monday.
* What's next: The Senate will take up the legislation late this week or early next week.
How they voted
In favor (42): Anderson, Blikre, Bonner, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Cannady, Childers, Cohee, Craft, Davison, Diercks, Edmonds, Esquibel, Gilmore, Goggles, Harshman, Harvey, Illoway, Jaggi, Kimble, Lockhart, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Miller, Millin, Moniz, Peasley, Pedersen, Petersen, Quarberg, Semlek, Shepperson, Simpson, Stubson, Teeters, Thompson, Throne, Wallis, Zwonitzer (Dan).
Against (15): Bagby, Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Byrd, Carson, Connolly, Hales, Hammons, Jorgensen, Landon, Patton, Roscoe, Steward, Zwonitzer (David).
Double whoops! Sorry!