Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement after President Trump issued a memorandum to United States Attorney General Sessions instructing him to “propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.” In the memo, President Trump specifically mentioned the October 1st tragedy that claimed 58 lives and devastated the southern Nevada community.

“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.”