In response to the July 8 story, "Latin Chamber endorses firearm ballot measure": Maggie Arias-Petrel, chairwoman of the Latin Chamber, claims “passing Question 1 will make it harder for dangerous people to get guns, which will improve quality of life …” Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Bureau of Land Management’s Uncompahgre Field Office has drafted a plan to manage over 675,000 acres of public land for the next 15 to 20 years. In the draft plan are four management strategies (alternatives) that will affect the future use of the land for hunting, target shooting, and a host of other recreation activities. The plan does not affect hunting; however, each of the alternatives would close acreage to target shooting.
Ballot Question One is not about public safety; it’s about suppressing your fundamental liberties. As a citizen of Nevada and a leader in the civil rights community, I do not support Ballot Question One. I strongly urge all voters to “Vote No on One” this November.
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