Nevada grassroots gun rights group challenges invalid Bloomberg signatures

Posted: December 2, 2014 by gamegetterII in anti-gun asshattery
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A statewide group promoting the right to keep and bear arms in Nevada filed a challenge to a “gun control” measure instigated by Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown organization, the Associated Press reported Monday. Nevadans for State Gun Rights notified Secretary of State Ross Miller of irregularities the group maintains should disqualify ballot measure-supporting signatures submitted by Nevadans for Background Checks.

The letter to Sec. Miller, signed by Nevadans for State Gun Rights President Don Turner, contained three requests for invalidation. The first noted petitions delivered after the required submission date. The second pointed out the lack of required affidavits for each page of signatures submitted, and that it specified the wrong county. The third showed an example of an affidavit signed and dated before all the signatures appearing on it had been obtained.

The irregularities uncovered add to concerns gun rights activists have noted for the entire ballot effort, which bears all the hallmarks of the I-594 initiative steamrolled through Washington State with a significant out-of-state and billionaire-funded political war chest. Far from being a group springing up from the grassroots, Nevadans for Background Checks is a documented front group backed by the Everytown for Gun Safety organization. The corporation name was reserved with the Nevada Secretary of State by the same New York law firm that represented Everytown’s trademark registration.

The Political Action Committee was headed by the Everytown treasurer, who also directed the I-594 Action Fund in Washington State.

Significantly, reporting that outside influence and control was neglected in local network television affiliate news reports when the signatures were submitted in November. As credible polling by Gallup shows “TV is Americans’ main source of news,” the effects of withholding such information from the electorate on important issues brought before them for a vote raises questions of proper compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations.

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