For Immediate Release
Libertarian Party of Nevada
Email: [address removed]LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEVADA ANNOUNCES PETITION DRIVE CALLING ON
CLARK COUNTY TO REPEAL HANDGUN REGISTRATION
Libertarian Party of Nevada announces a major political initiative with
a petition calling upon the Board of Commissioners of Clark County to
repeal Clark County Ordinances 12.04.110 and 12.04.200 which require
handgun registration by residents of the Clark County and by visitors
who stay longer than 60 days in Clark County.
The Libertarian Party of Nevada considers handgun
registration an infringement upon “the right of the people to keep and
bear arms.” Furthermore, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,
which enforces these ordinances, has a history of abuse by using pistol
registration against law-abiding citizens. Police have used the
ordinance to confiscate weapons from citizens whose only "crime" is
failing to register. Furthermore, the registration scheme is harmful to
citizens who are in danger of this information being made public or
suffering from abuse by law enforcement officials. Handgun registration
has been an abject failure wherever it has been attempted. The law has
failed to aid in the resolution of any crime and is an enormous waste of
taxpayer dollars costing as much as $2 million dollars annually to
administer. In the depressed economy of Southern Nevada this money would
better be returned to taxpayers to stimulate the local economy.
Libertarian Party would also like to point out that repealing these
ordinances will put Clark County in conformance with State Law regarding
guns, allowing Clark County residents to enjoy the same freedoms as
those of citizens in other parts of our state.
The petition can be found on Change.org: http://www.change.or...un-registration
. For more information contact the Libertarian Party of Nevada by phone at [masked] or by email at [address removed].