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Gov. Brian Sandoval

The shocking and cowardly act of senseless violence that claimed the lives of 58 individuals on October 1 will forever leave a scar on our state and nation. I have said before that the federal action is the appropriate approach for sanctions on bump stocks or similar accessories, as it would be the most direct path for a swift and uniform change. I applaud President Trump for making this issue a priority within his administration and pledge to work with him on this important issue. The safety of our children and families is second to none.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt

In the wake of the 1 October Las Vegas tragedy that cost our community 58 precious lives, my office cosponsored a bipartisan letter to Congress requesting that they evaluate whether bump stocks should be regulated in the same manner as machineguns. Today, I commend the president for directing the Department of Justice to expeditiously review how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regulates bump stocks and similar devices. I support his efforts to protect Nevadans and all citizens from the dangers posed by unrestricted fully automatic weapons.

Firearms Policy Coalition

Today’s order makes clear that the Trump Administration will leave FPC and law-abiding gun owners no choice but to seek a judicial remedy. … Regardless of the venue, the American peoples’ fundamental human rights — and lawfully-possessed private property — are not up for debate. As the Supreme Court held in its landmark, but too-often ignored, D.C. v. Heller decision, “The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government — even the Third Branch of Government — the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.”

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.

I welcome the Administration’s decision to have the Department of Justice make this long overdue change on bump stock. Congress should follow suit by passing a statutory ban on bump stocks, so that these dangerous devices never come back into use. It’s time for Congress to finally treat gun violence like an urgent public health crisis and take meaningful action on other common sense solutions. I’m fully committed to continuing my work across the aisle to reduce this horrific gun violence once and for all.

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