Titus calls on Laxalt to oppose Trump 3D guns policy

By: - July 30, 2018 3:44 pm

Several states are suing to stop the Trump administration’s decision to allow a company to publish downloadable blueprints for 3D guns. Nevada is not one of them.

Hoping that will change, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, fired off a letter to Republican gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Adam Laxalt Monday calling on him get on board.

Titus wrote that “once the blueprints are online, they can be saved and redistributed by any user in perpetuity.” The Trump policy “will enable anyone with a laptop and a 3D printing system to acquire a firearm without assistance from a federally-licensed dealer and the prerequisite criminal background check. For the safety of Nevadans, I urge you to use your authority to file an immediate injunction,” Titus wrote.

“As Las Vegas in particular is an important transportation hub and international entertainment zone which attracts millions of patrons each year, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, both domestic and foreign, must be a priority,” Titus added in her letter to Laxalt.

Titus is a close ally of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak, who has “pledged to take on the NRA” and blasted Laxalt over gun reforms, especially the attorney general’s failure to work with the FBI to enforce an initiative approved by voters in 2016 to expand background checks on gun sales.

Laxalt’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.