HomePoliticsSHERIFF LOMBARDO SIGNS 2A GUNGRAB SANCTUARY LETTER ALONG WITH ALL 17 COUNTY SHERIFFS Politics SHERIFF LOMBARDO SIGNS 2A GUNGRAB SANCTUARY LETTER ALONG WITH ALL 17 COUNTY SHERIFFS June 11, 2019 Rob Lauer Political Reporter All 17 county Nevada Sheriffs have now officially signed a public statement objecting to the Gun Background Check Law, SB 143, which was passed by the Nevada Legislature on a straight party line vote and signed by Governor Sisolak this year in the 2019 session. The law is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. The law sparked a revolt by county sheriffs all though out Nevada. One by one, Nevada County Sheriffs signed a pledge not to enforce SB143. The new law will require private gun sellers to transfer their guns to new buyers through local gun stores. Under the proposed law, the gun store would be allowed to charge for the transfer through local gun stores. Under the proposed law, the gun store would be allowed to charge for the transfer. So, for example, if a person had a gun they wanted to sell for $150, a gun store could charge $100 to transfer that gun to a buyer. There are no limits on what gun stores can charge in the bill. Now all 17 counties, including Clark County Sheriff Lombardo, have signed a statement objecting to SB143. Now the elected sheriffs of Nevada are on a collision course with the state. The sheriffs could not be more clear about their position on SB143 in their statement: “The Sheriffs of the State of Nevada do not believe that the answer to this issue includes making criminals out of otherwise law-abiding citizens. As the old saying goes, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” The statement ends with “We, as Nevada Sheriffs, support the Right to Bear Arms, and we will do all within our power to uphold and defend its principles.” This isn’t the first time Sheriff Lombardo has refused to enforce a law he disagrees with. During his campaign for re-election last year, Lombardo said in a speech to the Republican Men’s Club that his department would no longer arrest people for selling small amounts of marijuana. This will inevitable end up in court, and the main issue is; who determines how and where elected county sheriffs spend their resources enforcing which laws?