Elko County will join lawsuit against 'red flag' gun law

Elko County will join lawsuit against ‘red flag’ gun law

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Eureka County Sheriff Jesse Watts talks to the Elko County commissioners Wednesday about joining the lawsuit against Nevada’s new red flag law. Angela Blass, president of Fight for Nevada, the effort to recall Governor Steve Sisolak, applauds while talking with the crowd at Wednesday afternoon’s Elko County commission meeting. The commissioners approved a motion to join a lawsuit against Nevada’s new red flag law. ELKO — “Elko County does it again,” County Commissioner Demar Dahl said at the end of Wednesday afternoon’s commission meeting. Dahl was talking to a group of more than 200 people who crowded into the commissioners’ chambers to support Second Amendment gun rights and criticize Nevada’s new “red flag” law. “You know this, that the agencies pay more attention to you when you’re willing to stand up ,” Dahl said. Like the crowd that gathered at the commissioners meeting on March 20, 2019 to express their support for Elko County becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary County in response to Nevada’s new gun background check law, Wednesday’s crowd was vocal, applauding and shouting support for comments made throughout the meeting. The commissioners approved a motion to join the lawsuit which Nevadans Citizen Action Network, a nonprofit group, filed on Dec. 4 seeking to block Nevada’s red flag law that went into effect on Jan. 1. The new law, like other red flag laws around the country, allows people to petition a court to temporarily seize a person’s firearms if the person displays high-risk behaviors. The red […]

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