This is a main reason why gun rights advocates should focus their support and donations only on individual candidates who have earned it, and never on the Republican Party, which in turn donates to and enables anti-gun oath-breakers like Brower and Roberson, and their Assembly counterparts.
Proving that it’s not just Democrats who support infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, two state senators blocked “legal” recognition of adults — otherwise lawfully eligible to carry firearms — from doing so on college campuses in Nevada, “Conservatarian” political activist Chuck Muth reported Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Brower and Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson “have dug in their heels” to kill Amanda’s Law, named for rape survivor and self-defense advocate Amanda Collins, who was prohibited by law from having the means of defense at the time she was attacked.
“[My attacker] didn’t have a CCW permit and he sure as hell didn’t care that UNR was a ‘gun-free’ campus,” Collins recalled. “During the 13 months after my attack, the man who sexually assaulted me also raped at least two other women, killing one of them…19-year-old Brianna Dennison.”
Both of these politicians who would deny choice to Collins and others are establishment Republicans. Brower is a former U.S. attorney who was nominated by George W. Bush and received substantial financial backing from the Republican Leadership Committee. Roberson got to where he is with the backing and patronage of big casinos and big Vegas players.
Naturally, they both have excuses. Per the Reno Gazette Journal, Brower, “said his committee would not hear the bill because it lacked the support necessary to pass his committee,” and Roberson evidently thought prohibiting those convicted of domestic violence from gun ownership (!) was cause enough to leave all people vulnerable to campus violence. That campus carry won’t have support if the “leadership” isn’t making it a priority and an expectation becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In a related development on the bill containing domestic violence and justifiable lethal force definition provisions, Assembly members Paul Anderson, Melissa Woodbury, Stephen Silberkraus, Derek Armstrong, Lynn Stewart, Jim Wheeler, James Oscarson and Chris Edwards all voted against a campus carry amendment yesterday, the Associated Press reported.