Vinny Spotleson’s Stance on Guns

No one is proposing, and I would not support, legislation that would take guns from law-abiding citizens.

I support common-sense background checks on people with histories of violence. I firmly oppose proposals that have come up in the recent legislative sessions to allow guns in schools. Guns kill more people than car accidents in Nevada, and it is time we create basic rules for their sale and purchase.

Although no new laws or regulations have actually been put in place, gun manufacturers have capitalized financially on unfounded fear and lies to spread misinformation, padding their profit margins by raising the prices of firearms and ammunition. Among the many lies spread by the gun lobby is that background checks will lead to the government taking guns from citizens or will deny citizens access to guns. This information is false.