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This month’s letters: The failure of the assault weapons ban, TMCC’s computer systems, and extra

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The assault weapons ban failed

Michael Rottman (RN&R, September 2023) wrote: “We did really ban assault weapons nationally (in) 1994.” Did we actually?

Maybe you’re too younger to recall the way it really labored out again within the day. The so-called Assault Weapons Ban certainly banned the manufacture, switch or possession of sure “assault weapons.” Nonetheless, such firearms already manufactured or possessed earlier than the act went into impact in 1994 have been exempted. You not solely may preserve your AR or AK; you can switch it! And an Eleventh-hour surge in manufacturing produced untold 1000’s that have been available through the 10-year ban. As well as, many practically equivalent scary-looking semi-automatic black rifles have been offered which didn’t embody sufficient particular minor options to qualify as “assault weapons.”

The 1994 ban tremendously energized gun gross sales and dramatically elevated the desirability of AR-style rifles. Assault weapon possession elevated, and gross sales accelerated. The AR-style rifle is the most well-liked gun in the present day. The Legislation of Unintended Penalties can’t be repealed.

Brian Adams, Reno

TMCC’s unaccounted-for computer systems

I’m not stunned concerning the Truckee Meadows Group Faculty state of affairs within the least (RN&R, September 2023). Public businesses in our space are structured to withstand any worker who really needs to do their job. I’m extraordinarily to see how this seems. The TMCC president doesn’t appear very desirous about finding the gear; perhaps she will be able to soak the taxpayers for alternative gear.

John Listinsky, Reno

Will Amodei ever reject Trump?

I’ve associates, members of the family and work associates who worship the cult of Trump based mostly on his phrase and murky web conspiracy theories. Once I joined the army, I pledged loyalty to the Structure, to not Lyndon B. Johnson. We’re a nation of legal guidelines based mostly on judicial interpretation of the Structure and its amendments. No “information” have proved a stolen election in additional than 60 makes an attempt. Conversely, Trumpers who perpetrated a coup in opposition to the federal authorities are on trial, together with Trump.

I’m asking Rep. Mark Amodei (RN&R, September 2023): The place do you stand, with the Structure which you swore an oath to uphold—or with the Trump cult on your private energy?

Lynn Bauer, Reno

Respectable people should flee the GOP

Now that the Republican Occasion has turn into a felony gang, no respectable individual ought to affiliate with it. In the event you look to 1 aspect and see white supremacists and Proud Boys, then look to your different aspect and see Nazis, loopy Q-Anoners and Oathkeepers, maybe you might be within the mistaken place.

Depart this sick, perverted and indecent celebration and go impartial—or reside with the outcomes and the instance that you’re setting on your youngsters and grandkids.

Pat McAnaney, Reno

Lombardo is ‘Gov. Veto’

Shelia Leslie (RN&R, August 2023) wrote about Gov. Joe Lombardo’s vetoes. As The Nevada Impartial wrote, he “has set a brand new document for essentially the most vetoes issued in a single legislative session, with the first-term Republican rejecting 75 payments handed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature … together with a raft of housing payments that may have added new tenant protections and overhauled the state’s abstract eviction procedures and a invoice that may have continued funding common free college breakfast and lunches at Ok-12 colleges.”

Lombardo ought to be referred to by the nickname “Gov. Veto”

T.L., Lake Tahoe

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