Monday, May 30, 2016

Nevada Expands Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity

By Dean Weingarten effective June 21, 2015

The Silver State just did a major overhaul of its concealed carry reciprocity arrangements. They’ve added ten states to the reciprocity list, dropped Michigan and New Mexico, and will now recognize all permits from Idaho and North Dakota rather than just their enhanced permit, as before. Here is the list of states that Nevada will recognize, as of June 18th, 2015 . . .

From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf):
Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 legislative session, Nevada will recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states:
Idaho (both types of permits)
North Carolina
North Dakota (both types of permits)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia
The newly-added states are:
Rhode Island
West Virginia

From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf)
Both standard and enhanced permits are now accepted for Idaho and North Dakota.
It isn’t clear why Michigan and New Mexico were dropped from the reciprocity list, or why more states weren’t added.
Nevada has an unusual qualifier for its reciprocity list. It requires the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association to approve of any state on the list compiled by the Department of Public Safety. This is a very strange delegation of considerable power to a non-elected entity that is by nature, private. It seems a poor precedent to give an organization of law enforcers the ability to decide what the law is.
Update: As mentioned by Jared in the comments, AB 488 eliminated the requirement for the NSCA to vet the reciprocity list.
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Dozens Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend As The Collapse Of Chicago Accelerates

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by:Michael Snyder
Chaos and violence threaten to spiral out of control in America’s third largest city, and nobody seems to have any idea how to solve the problem.  After decades of control by the radical left, many parts of the “Windy City” have become rotting, decaying, gang-infested hellholes.  Just like Detroit, the city of Chicago is rapidly becoming a joke to the rest of the world, but a horribly corrupt political culture likely stands in the way of any type of major reform any time soon.  And just like much of the rest of the nation, a spirit of violence and civil unrest is rising in Chicago.  So far this year, the number of shootings in Chicago is up 50 percent compared to the same time period last year, and that was before we even got to Memorial Day weekend.  As of Sunday morning, at least 40 people had already been shot, and authorities were bracing for even more violence as the holiday weekend stretched on…

A string of nearly two dozen shootings on the West Side has pushed the number of people shot during the Memorial Day weekend to at least 40, with two more days to go.
As of early Sunday morning, the toll stood at four dead and 36 wounded across the city, including a 15-year-girl shot to death as she rode in a Jeep on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Avenue, police said.
The cries to fix what is wrong with Chicago are becoming increasingly desperate, but at this point the city is drowning in debt and is pretty much flat broke.

So the options for doing anything about this growing crisis are quite limited.
But that isn’t stopping prominent city leaders from speaking out.  According to the New York Times, Rev. Corey Brooks believes that “we could be looking at a blood bath” this summer if nothing changes…
“If something doesn’t change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I’m worried that we could be looking at a blood bath,” said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where some of the shootings have been concentrated. “If something doesn’t happen, I fear that we’re potentially looking at one of the worst summers we’ve ever had.”

As of Friday morning, homicides in Chicago were up 52 percentin 2016, compared with the same period a year ago, and shootings had increased by 50 percent, though the pace of violence had slowed in recent weeks, the police said.
I believe that Rev. Brooks is correct, but he isn’t identifying the core of the problem.
Thanks in large part to unchecked illegal immigration, gang membership has been surging in Chicago.  Back in 2012, the Chicago Crime Commission estimated that there were 150,000 gang members living in the city, but of course by now that number is likely far higher.
No city in the United States has a higher population of gang members than Chicago does, and hundreds of factions are constantly battling for turf.  The police in Chicago insist that they have the situation under control, but everyone can see that they do not.

And how could they?  There are only 13,318 law enforcement officers of all types in the city of Chicago.  They are outnumbered by the gangs by much more than a 10 to 1 margin.  There is no way in the world that they are ever going to be able to stop the gang violence.  All they can do is hope to contain it.
Sadly, they are fighting a losing battle, because with each passing month thousands more gang members cross our southern border illegally and head directly for our major cities where they are warmly received by their gang brothers.
Perhaps this helps to explain why 3,000 millionaires left the city of Chicago last year.
Do you want to know somewhere else that has been controlled by the radical left for decades and that is now seeing chaos and violence spin out of control?
In Venezuela, we get to see what it looks like when an entire country starts to shut down.  The following comes from the New York Times

The courts? Closed most days. The bureau to start a business? Same thing. The public defender’s office? That’s been converted into a food bank for government employees.
Step by step, Venezuela has been shutting down.
This country has long been accustomed to painful shortages, even of basic foods. But Venezuela keeps drifting further into uncharted territory.
At this point, more than 80 percent of all basic consumer products are in short supply, and some people have become so desperate that they are actually hunting cats and dogs for food.  My wife and I had a lot more to say about the rapidly deteriorating situation down in Venezuela during a recent episode of our new television show.  It is so important to watch what is going on down there right now, because eventually the same things will be happening here in America too.

When society breaks down, people become very desperate, and crime spirals out of control.  The mafia and the gangs are having a field day at the moment, and the police are so overwhelmed that they can’t do much to stop them.
And if you need medical treatment down in Venezuela right now, you might as well forget it
The Luis Razetti Hospital in the portal city of Barcelona looks like a war zone.
Patients can be seen balancing themselves on half-broken beds with days-old blood on their bodies.
They’re the lucky ones; most are curled up on the floor, blood streaming, limbs blackening.
Children lie among dirty cardboard boxes in the hallways without food, water or medication.
Without electricity or functioning machines, medics have had to create their own solutions. Two men who had surgery on their legs have their limbs elevated by makeshift slings made out of water bottles.
Most Americans would scoff at the suggestion that we could ever see scenes like that in the United States, but just a few years ago most Venezuelans would have probably said the exact same thing.
For so long, watchmen all over America have been endlessly warning people to get prepared.
But at some point, time runs out.
In fact, down in Venezuela time has already run out.  Store shelves all over the country are empty, there are chronic shortages of basic supplies, some people are hunting dogs and cats for food, and there has been an almost total breakdown of public services.
I wish that I could say that these kinds of conditions are only going to be limited to Venezuela.  But I cannot say that.  Great suffering is going to eventually spread all over the world, and that is going to include our own nation.
I hope that you are using this short period of relative stability wisely, because it will be gone way too soon.
Article reposted with permission from The Economic Collapse Blog
Take a look at the future of America: The Beginning of the End and then prepare

BREAKING: SHOCKING REPORT – Obama Agency Caught Deleting THOUSANDS Of Government Documents

BREAKING: Obama Agency Caught Deleting THOUSANDS Of Docs To Protect Shocking Person

Under the leadership of President Barack Obama, transparency in government reached an epic low in mid-2016, when the Office of Government Ethics suddenly decided to remove thousands of documents from its website concerning the behavior of top presidential appointees such as Secretary of State John Kerry, among others.
In an exclusive report for The Daily Caller, investigative journalist Luke Rosiak explained that the OGE used to publicly share detailed disclosures that watchdog journalists, political activists and interested voters alike used to vet Obama’s appointees and track their behavior.
According to Rosiak, these disclosures were gone and have been replaced with dead links on the OGE website. Moreover, accessing a disclosure required filling out a “cumbersome online form,” which Rosiak did.

“The records that you requested are not maintained in the Office of Government Ethics,” the OGE reportedly replied to him.
That was shocking, to say the least — so shocking, in fact, that even liberals were disturbed.
“This is a problem,” Daniel Schuman, a policy analyst at the liberal group Demand Progress, told The Daily Caller. “They should put it back. It’s very odd there’s no explanation.”

John Wonderlich, head of a transparency group that previously praised Obama for having the “most transparent (administration) in history,” added that this was a “big step backward.”
“The administration should be demonstrating how digital disclosure should strengthen our accountability systems, and creating barriers to access is the opposite of progress,” he told The Daily Caller.
Why though would the OGE do such a thing? To protect Obama’s appointees from being busted for their shady behavior, of course. For instance, previously listed disclosures showed that Kerry had invested millions in offshore tax havens.
By removing the disclosures, the OGE just made it that much more difficult for the American people to spot corruption. Is this coincidence or conspiracy? You tell me.

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