The legislature just ended with a flurry of action that authorized dispenseries for medical marijuana and killed the "Family Fun" tax. How do you think this year's session went? We'll also be talking about the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks. And we discuss a Cheerios ad featuring a multiracial family that caused an internet backlash.
J. Patrick Coolican, columnist, Las Vegas Sun
Howard Beckerman, planning committee, Temple Sinai
Speed limits are directed at law abiding citizens, and *Speeders will always speed* - Same thing with gun background checks.
Hope Sandoval signs the bill & if he doesn't I hope voters will take notice in 2014.Mark –Jun 5, 2013 12:15:45 PM
Criminals will *always* get guns, so *all* anti-gun legislation is in practice directed at law-abiding citizens. And with an average of 2 million citizens per year being killed by their own tyrannical police-state governments, I'd say that as many American citizens as possible should have as many guns as possible, guns just like those the military and police have. Don't be naive about this issue... all of history tells us that such things can and will happen here in America!Tim Hunt –Jun 4, 2013 14:02:54 PM
The issue of whether or not SB 221 hurt the democrat brand was broached this morning and I would say SB 221 definitely hurt the democrats. Whether they are successful or not at pushing through 221. I'm a registered independent and voted Democrat from dog catcher to President in the last cycle. That included Justin Jones. That WILL NOT happen in the next cycle. The issue was nearly non-existent in the run-up to the election but then the successful democratic candidates barely put there hands down after being sworn in and they go after my guns. SB 221 would have done nothing to stop or even hinder any of the high profile atrocities of recent years but would have made it more difficult for me to pass down my Great, Great Grand Father's guns to his Great, Great, Great Grand Son.Louis Cortese –Jun 4, 2013 10:21:18 AM
Driver's licenses should be a priviledge of residency AND citizenship/documentation which would include taxpayer stauts. Simple residency in Nevada cannot in an of itself qualify someone for this priviledge. We're not taking basic human rights here. This is a benefit of participating fully in our society.Martin –Jun 4, 2013 09:53:47 AM
Patrick, a felon buying a gun is already illegal.Ted –Jun 4, 2013 09:21:22 AM
Universal background checks will make it *slightly* more difficult for them to get away with it.Martin –Jun 4, 2013 10:01:49 AM