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Two years ago, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history killed 58 and injured 400+ in Las Vegas. The President’s only action was to prohibit bump stocks, and that took over a year. But @MomsDemand acted, and Nevada is now a gun sense state with a woman-led legislature.
It took FIVE YEARS to close the background check loophole. The bill passed in 2013, but the governor vetoed it. Then @MomsDemand volunteers helped pass background checks by ballot initiative in 2016, but state leaders refused to enforce it. All thanks to the @NRA’s opposition.
We didn’t give up. In 2018, Nevada @MomsDemand volunteers changed the makeup of the Nevada legislature through GOTV, and @everytown invested in gun sense candidates. We won - from the Governor on down. And the new lawmakers acted right away to pass gun safety laws. 💪💪💪
But @MomsDemand volunteers didn’t just help pass background checks in 2018 - the new legislature also prohibited bump stocks (before the President did), required secure gun storage, and passed a Red Flag law.
Thank you @GovSisolak for signing the background check law, Red Flag law, safe storage rules and bump stock ban. Special thanks to @sandra4nv, @JasonFrierson, @YvannaCancela, @AaronDFordNV and @JustinJonesNV for championing these bills through the legislature. #nvleg
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