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Lawmakers seek Second Amendment resolutions

Staff Reports

Two Western Nevada lawmakers are asking county commissioners in their districts to pass resolutions calling on the Nevada Attorney General to defend anyone arrested under an executive order in contravention to the Second Amendment.

In a Feb. 15 letter that was sent to the media on Tuesday, Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, and Tom Grady, R-Yerington, said that the Second Amendment is under attack by the federal government.

They’ve written a bill that they say will “ensure the rights of Nevadans under our Constitution.”

The bill is based on a series of bills passed in Wyoming.

“Our founding fathers were plain spoken and very clear with what they meant when they wrote (the Second Amendment),” they said. “No one, not even the President of the United States, has the right to limit, yet alone, stop access to firearms or ammunition, nor limit the amount of these commodities a citizen may purchase. As has been proven many times in law, the Constitution of the United States takes precedence over any presidential executive order and no President may usurp the separation of powers by writing law under the guise of a presidential order.”

Wheeler and Grady said they’ve received numerous e-mails, calls and letters from their constituents asking for their help.