In the aftermath of a succession of tragic mass shootings throughout the country, Nevada state Treasurer Zach Conine stated Thursday that the state will stop investing in companies that sell or manufacture assault-style firearms, The Hill reported.
Conine claimed the massacre at Uvalde, Texas, last week, which killed 19 fourth-graders and their two instructors, affected his choice.
After murdering his grandma and taking her car, an 18-year-old procured additional guns on and shortly after his birthday, killing the youngsters and their teachers, officials said.
The Nevada state treasurer, a father of young children, said his decision to divest was motivated by a desire to keep children safe and prevent the pain felt by parents and grandparents who lost children in Uvalde and other gun violence incidents.
The shooting in Uvalde came after a racially motivated attack on a supermarket in a mainly Black district of Buffalo, N.Y., that murdered ten people earlier this month, reigniting national discussions over gun regulation and gun violence prevention.
When Stephen Paddock began shooting during a Las Vegas music festival in 2017, 58 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
Paddock had lawful access to a large number of assault rifles.