October 05, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on National Rifle Association Announcement

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement welcoming the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) announcement that the organization will support common sense gun safety measures on bump fire stocks in the wake of the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas:

“I welcome the announcement from the National Rifle Association that they will support a common sense gun safety measure that keeps Nevadans safe and ends a loophole that allowed a man to purchase gun accessories to convert semi-automatic weapons into machine guns. The NRA’s announcement is a welcome opening for conversation on additional measures we can take to protect the lives of Americans. I’m here in Las Vegas now to support our community every way that I can, but when I get back to Washington, common sense gun safety measures are going to be something that I will be very vocal about. I look forward to hearing from the NRA, and many other groups and advocates, on their ideas for the common sense gun safety legislation our country needs to make sure that the terror that came to our community never visits another one in America.”