Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

October 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after joining her colleagues and advocates to introduce the Keep Americans Safe Act, legislation to prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

You can view an excerpt of the press conference here.

“Like Rep. Esty, I believe that high-capacity magazines have no place in our neighborhoods and communities,” Rep. Titus said. “They endanger law enforcement and bystanders by allowing dangerous shooters to fire more rounds without reloading and do not provide any recreational benefits to the public. After the 1 October shooting, Nevadans want and deserve action to upend the status quo. How much longer will we have to wait to close the background check loophole, prevent bump stocks from falling into dangerous hands, and ensuring criminals cannot access high-capacity magazines designed for the battlefield? Now is the time for Congress to hold hearings, debate measures, and pass laws that will save lives and protect communities.”

Rep. Titus joined Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), who represents Newtown, CT, to introduce the bill along with Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). The American Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Pride Fund, Center for American Progress, and the Violence Prevention Network also attended the event.