Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement on Presidential Directive Regarding Bump Stocks

February 21, 2018

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement after the president directed the Department of Justice to review the regulation of bump stocks and similar devices:

    “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.”

      To view the president’s memorandum on this matter, click here. To view the letter sent to Congress from Nevada and other states, click here.