November 9, 2016
Dear friends and supporters,
Well, after a nail-biting finish, we have learned that Ballot Question One has passed early this morning by less than 1% of the vote. This entire campaign, Bloomberg, his supporters and the liberal media tried to pass this off as an easy victory with an 80% approval rating, and the people of Nevada showed their lies for what they were. We may have lost this battle, but we showed last night that we will continue to fight to defend our rights.
Because of the dedicated and hard work of all our volunteers and the efforts of the NRA-ILA’s Nevadans for Freedom PAC, voters overwhelmingly opposed Question 1 in every county except Clark County. Despite our huge efforts, we faced an excessive amount of funding by former NYC Mayor Bloomberg, gun rights and property rights of Nevada citizens have been weakened by out-of-state influence and in-state political hacks, including major casinos and unions in Clark County.
Even if we had won yesterday, Bloomberg would not be done in Nevada or at the federal level. Defending our rights is not a one-time thing. It is a daily battle, and we must be diligent. That is why we will be redoubling our efforts through our ongoing political action committee, the Nevada Firearms Coalition PAC as we prepare for the upcoming 2017 Nevada Legislative Session. Do not think that this is the end of the battle for your gun rights. Please consider following our efforts there as we prepare for the upcoming legislative session and possibly supporting our Caliber Club to help us begin the campaign to roll back Question 1 in three years when the Legislature can make changes to it.
Winning this initiative will only encourage Bloomberg and his organizations (Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Trace, Safe Nevada, etc.) as well as George Soros’s funded organizations (Means Matters, Harvard School of Public Health, etc.), the Brady Campaign, and Americans for Reasonable Solutions among others to push for more gun laws. After all, this was a good “first step.”
The purpose of this PAC, Nevadans for State Gun Rights, has been completed as it was created to give us the legal authority to oppose a ballot initiative. In the next few days our website, Facebook page and Twitter account for Nevadans for State Gun Rights will all be shut down and redirected to our ongoing Nevada Firearms Coalition PAC www.nvfacpac.org and corresponding Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please continue to stay in touch with our Nevada Firearms Coalition PAC and consider joining our Caliber Club to help support our ongoing legislative and state election efforts.
We may have lost a battle, but we will never give up the fight. Thank you for all your support, time, effort, donations and prayers. They are appreciated and definitely used in the right direction.
Don Turner, President
Nevadans for State Gun Rights PAC
Nevada Firearms Coalition PAC
Nevada Firearms Coalition