Does the trail lead to Bloomberg?
Following a court victory striking down arguments over petition wording, supporters of a background check initiative in Nevada will begin collecting signatures, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Nevadans for Background Checks is attempting to gather enough signatures by Nov. 11 to require state lawmakers to vote on their petition, and plan on putting the matter before voters in 2016 if the legislature rejects it.
While citing the group by name, as well as referring to individuals behind the petition drive as “supporters” and “backers,” the AP story does nothing to inform readers who the individuals behind the effort are. NRA noted the group is “likely affiliated with New York City ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety,” a speculation that can be tested with a few simple internet searches, some resulting in curious dead ends.
Looking for the organization’s name leads to a one-page safenevada.org website, with no other information outside of what it is they’re trying to do and why, a press contact email, and that the information is “© Paid for by Nevadans for Background Checks.” Who these “Nevadans” are is left unstated.