Nevada’s Republican A.G. Refused to Enforce Gun Law Passed By Voters

Bragged About It In NRA Speech

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“The mass shooting that killed at least 58 people and wounded 500 in Las Vegas has placed Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt* in the hot seat for refusing to enforce a universal background check law state voters passed last year,” Mother Jones reports.

“…The Vegas massacre has revived criticism of Laxalt’s undermining of the new law—even as Laxalt sought support from the NRA and gun rights advocates in anticipation of a gubernatorial bid.”

“Nevada requires background checks only for firearms purchases from licensed dealers, not for so-called private transactions in which the sellers are not officially in the gun business.”… “The 2016 ballot initiative…would have added background checks for these private gun purchases.”

 

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