Oops! Bloomberg’s $20M Gun Grab Goes Bad

Michael Bloomberg reportedly sank $20 Million into the Nevada gun control issue and got it passed by the voters. What everyone failed to take into account was what would the FBI be doing about this measure. Apparently, they do not want to play and have refused to participate in this onerous, overburdensome, and probably unconstitutional measure. Read how it all went bad here. 

As Written by Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:

It was almost the perfect plan. And if it weren’t for those darned kids at the FBI, Michael Bloomberg might have gotten away with it.

By all accounts, the billionaire dropped at least $20M through his various anti-Second Amendment groups in an effort to get Ballot Question 1 passed in Nevada. The proposal would require virtually all private transfers of gun ownership to be contingent on an FBI background check. And on election day, the measure passed. Great news for gun grabbers, right?

Well… it was. That is to say, things were looking good until the FBI came along and said they wouldn’t be participating in the program. (RGI)

The expansion of gun background checks approved by Nevada voters last month will not happen as expected, based on an opinion released Wednesday by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

Ballot Question 1 requires that private party gun transfers – with a few exceptions – be subject to a federal background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System administered by the FBI.

The FBI sent a letter Dec. 14 to the state of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety saying it would not conduct these checks. The department asked for a legal opinion on the letter’s ramifications.

No matter how the vote went, this announcement basically imploded the entire program. Having the plan in place only works as long as the facilities are available for sellers to obtain the mandated background check and the only avenue provided under the legislation was to have the…..

Source: Oops. Bloomberg’s $20M gun control bid in Nevada has fallen apart « Hot Air



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