Today, The Nevada Independent reported that Gov. Brian Sandoval recently spoke with the FBI and other federal agencies asking them to reconsider their position on working with Nevada to implement the voter-approved background check measure known as Question 1.
In a letter to the White House, Sandoval’s general counsel said, “it was disappointing to hear that the FBI is unable to accommodate Governor Sandoval’s request” and asked for recommendations on additional steps Sandoval could take “to secure the cooperation of the FBI in enforcing the Background Check Act.”
Meanwhile, Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt insists he “wouldn’t change anything” if elected governor to implement the background check measure favored by a majority of Nevadans, and ignored a question on whether he’d sign a legislative measure if elected, something of which Gov. Sandoval has expressed support.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“While Gov. Sandoval works to carry out the will of the voters, Laxalt carries water for the gun lobby instead. It’s no secret that Adam Laxalt has opposed Question 1 from the very beginning, even working with the NRA to try and defeat the measure. Laxalt has made it abundantly clear he’s unwilling to fight for what Nevadans want if it doesn’t align with his partisan agenda or that of his donors.”