Gun kooks defend the AR

An estimated 8 million AR-style guns have been sold since they were first introduced to the public in the 1960s, and about half of them are owned by current or former members of the military or law enforcement, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers.

Even the name stirs up controversy. “AR” does not stand for “assault rifle,” as many believe, but for ArmaLite Rifle, a nod to the company that first designed it for military use.

More than 12,000 people were killed last year in the United States by guns, and most of those incidents involved handguns. A tiny fraction involved an AR-style gun.

But of those, most have been high-profile shootings, including the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, where Omar Mateen used a Sig Sauer MCX model in an attack that killed 49 people.

Source: Las Vegas Sun

With the Bundy-kooks under wraps the BLM returns to Gold Butte

More than two years after an armed standoff with rancher Cliven Bundy prompted a pullout of researchers from Gold Butte, federal land managers are returning to the scenic, historic and ecologically fragile area.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says work is resuming toward opening the area across the Virgin River from the Bundy ranch for hiking, camping and geological and archaeological exploration.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Need more proof Conservative tax talk is all b.s.? Here you go…

More proof that Conservative Nevada lawmakers are just a bunch of pompous blowhards trying to get their names in the news.

Republican lawmakers who supported Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.4 billion tax package in 2015 out-raised their anti-tax Republican challengers so far this year as they head toward Nevada’s June 14 primary.

Campaign finance reports released last week, just before early voting began on Saturday, show that more moderate Republican Assembly members backed by Majority Leader Paul Anderson have outraised candidates backed by anti-tax incumbent Republican Assemblyman Brent Jones.

Face it, these redneck jerks talk a good game. But when it’s time to deliver they’re nowhere to be found.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal