Napster Co-Founder Joins Push to Ban Private Gun Sales In Nevada

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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Napster co-founder Sean Parker has joined the push to ban private gun sales in Nevada by giving $250,000 to Nevadans for Background Checks.

In doing so, Parker joins Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn and Michael Bloomberg in their push to end private gun sales after 224 years of existence: private gun sales have taken place since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, gun control advocates are unhappy that private sales exist. They say “stricter” gun control laws in Nevada would “close a gap that keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill.” Their idea of “stricter” gun control is an expansion of background checks to all gun sales, both retail and private.

In other words, they want to implement the same California law that failed to prevent serial killer Elliot Rodger from acquiring his guns.

They want private sales to be handled like the retail sales through which Jerad and Amanda Miller acquired their guns, before going on a shooting spree in Las Vegas in June.

Bloomberg, Wynn, Parker, and and other gun control proponents believe crime will be reduced if everyone has to go through the same checks Rodger and the Millers went through.

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