Breitbart: Businessman Steve Wynn says Nevada’s gun control ballot initiative–Question 1–contains so many constraints that a soldier leaving for deployment would be in violation of the law were he to leave a gun behind with his fiancée.
The initiative treats loaning a gun or, in this case, leaving a gun, as equivalent to privately transferring one, and private transfers would require background checks if Question 1 were passed.
During a November 7 appearance on Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Wynn said:
Under this new law, if this referendum issue passes, if I were a single fella or I was in the service and I had a gun in my home and I wanted to leave it in the possession of my girlfriend, my fiance…then I would be guilty of an unlawful transaction. Not the [person receiving the gun], but the person who failed to go to a gun shop.
He said these things after first admitting he had initially supported Question 1–then he read it. Upon reading it he realized the onus would be on the soldier who was leaving the gun; that the soldier would be guilty for not going to a gun store to get government approval to leave a gun with his fiancée or friend.
Wynn said he also discovered that Question 1 could cancel gun purchases for persons who have been accused of crimes, “but not convicted.” READ MORE