Schwartz is running as a Republican in Congress. This is what he said when he ran for governor in the primary.
How do you feel about Nevada’s gun laws?
I respect the 2nd Amendment, but I oppose assault rifles for criminals or pill-poppers -- you know, the mentally incompetent -- and I’d love to see a bill to try and move that down the pike. But I’m not going to touch guns. I’m not going to take anyone’s guns away. As I said, except assault rifles – which no one really needs. Beyond that as I’ve said it’s a constitutional amendment, it’s a constitutional right. I have other things I want to do, and as you know, and as our number show, the people in this state barely pay attention to what’s going anyway. So why not spend what limited oxygen I have on education. Let’s spend it on putting an end the corruption in Carson City. Let’s use it to reform healthcare. Let’s use it to diversify the economy. If I can get those things done, I’ll be a happy governor.