Thursday Attorney General-Elect Aaron Ford sat down with reporters in Carson City to talk about the transition and some of his plans as Attorney General.

Ford says current Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been a great help to the transition, which started a few weeks ago.

One of Ford's top priorities is establishing a system for backgrounds checks for firearm purchases. Ford says he's working to uphold the will of the people, since they voted for ballot question 1 in 2016.

"And that means I'm going to utilize every alternative to us," Ford says. "Whether that's legislative, whether it's communications directly with the FBI, or otherwise."

Ford says he's to work with anyone to get a system in place, and that means potentially using state funds. But he's still not sure if that will be necessary.

"We're going to look at any deficiencies or holes that become apparent through the process," Ford says. "And if one of those deficiencies or holes is money, then we'll look at that and look to get that taken care of as well."

Ford says another big issue he differs from Laxalt is the Affordable Care Act. He says he's already talked with Governor-Elect Steve Sisolak about last week's federal court decision calling the ACA unconstitutional.

"We've already determined, the Governor-elect and I, that we're going to add our state to the list of states that's going to appeal the Texas court ruling," Ford says.

Ford says there are certain issues Laxalt supported that he will continue to support, which includes protecting seniors from fraud, testing the backlog of rape kits, and fighting against nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.

"The current attorney general has filed a lawsuit at the behest of the current governor," Ford says. "And we're going to continue to prosecute that lawsuit against plutonium being transported here."

Ford was asked about his stance on immigration, and he stressed that Nevadans will be protected if immigration laws negatively affect Nevada families.

"If we find that there are Nevada families being affected and our constitutional rights are at risk, then you will see the Attorney General's Office get intimately involved in that," Ford says. "Whether it's immigration or environmental or otherwise."

He was also asked the possibility of vacating non-violent drug offenses, and cited an assembly bill sponsored by William McCurdy II during the 2017 legislative session, that vacated certain marijuana drug offenses.

"I supported that bill that session, I passed it out of the Senate and put it on the Governor's desk," Ford says. "I continue to support that, and I believe Assemblyman William McCurdy II is going to bring that vote again."

Governor Adam Laxalt vetoed the bill on June 12, 2017.