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Sessions’ Visit a Reminder that Laxalt Dropped the Ball on School Safety Summit

As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits Reno today to address the National Association of School Resource Officers School Safety Conference, Nevada Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt has yet to release the report from his own heavilypromoted “Special Law Enforcement Summit on School Safety.”

Laxalt’s summit took place on March 14th, and one month later, he told KUNR his office was “in the process of writing that report” and that he “look[ed] forward to releasing it in the next two to three weeks.” But now it’s June 25th — nearly two months after Laxalt said he’d issue the recommendations from his summit — and Nevadans are still waiting for the results Laxalt promised.

At the time, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval panned Laxalt’s summit, of which Laxalt did not inform him ahead of time, as “redundant of what we’re already doing.” While Laxalt held this “redundant” summit, he has refused to work to enforce a ballot measure to expand background checks known as Question 1, which Nevada voters passed in 2016, causing Nevada’s gun violence prevention score to drop from a C- to a D.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla released the following statement:

“Adam Laxalt’s school safety summit was clearly just a publicity stunt with no intention of actually taking steps to keep our children safe. Nevadans have been waiting for months for the results of this taxpayer-funded photo op, but Laxalt has let them down once again. Nevada’s children, parents, and educators want a governor who will lead boldly on preventing gun violence, not insult them with smoke and mirrors and empty promises.”