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Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt named “Rising Star” at RNC Spring Meeting

Laxalt gaining national praise and recognition for his leadership

Scottsdale, AZ – Today, at the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Spring Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt is being named a “Rising Star” by the RNC.  He will be participating at the Rising Stars Townhall event, hosted by RNC Co-Chair, Sharon Day. 

“It is an honor to have the RNC and Republicans in Nevada and across the country recognize me as a ‘Rising Star’ in our party,” Laxalt stated.  “Coming off historic gains by Republicans in the 2014 election cycle, and with a sleight of really strong leaders in our party seeking the presidency in 2016, it is truly an exciting time and a great opportunity to provide needed leadership in America.”

“It is my belief that Americans are craving a new generation of conservative leaders, particularly from those from the Iraq and Afghanistan generation,” Laxalt continued.  “As a former Navy JAG and Iraq War veteran, I am proud to be a part of this group and to be recognized with other leaders in our party.”

Along with Mr. Laxalt, three other Republicans being named as “Rising Stars” today are West Virginia State Representative Jill Upson, Connecticut State Senator Art Linares and Vice-Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party Estela Hernandez. 

Mr. Laxalt was sworn in as Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General on Monday, January 5th.  At 36 years of age, he is the youngest serving Attorney General in the United States.   

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Attorney General Laxalt Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 20 States to Uphold Second Amendment Rights

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt joined with 20 other states in filing a friend of the court brief challenging San Diego County, California’s extreme restrictions on residents’ possession of handguns outside of a home.

“The handgun restrictions in San Diego County prevent all but a privileged few from legally possessing a handgun outside the home,” said Laxalt. “That cannot be squared with the Second Amendment’s express guarantee that all law-abiding citizens can ‘keep and bear arms’ for self-defense. The Ninth Circuit Court’s decisions directly affect Nevadans, and my office will continue to be vigilant in actively defending the fundamental constitutional rights of Nevadans in that court.”

San Diego County has been applying California’s gun laws to effectively bar the possession of a handgun outside the home. The Ninth Circuit, in the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego, concluded San Diego County’s actions violated the Second Amendment. However, the Ninth Circuit is now reconsidering that decision. The amicus brief, filed yesterday by a bipartisan coalition of states, argues that the court should not reverse its earlier decision properly applying the Second Amendment.

In addition to Nevada, the other states joining the amicus brief include: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

To view the filed friend of the court brief, click here.

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