Dan Schwartz on Gun Control
Implement voter-approved expanded background checks
Schwartz is pensive, lamenting that mass killings are happening with ever greater frequency. "It seems like there's no way to prevent it, unless you somehow get guns off the street. There's just no pattern to this," he said. "you can control
who buys a gun, but that doesn't seem to work." He does fault Gov. Sandoval and his opponent for the fact that Nevada has not implemented an expanded background check requirement even after voters narrowly approved the measure.
Source: Nevada Independent on 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial race
, Sep 6, 2017
Expand state background checks because people voted for it
Question 1 was a long-stalled statewide expansion of gun background checks first approved by voters in 2016.The initiative subjects most private-party gun transactions to an FBI-administered vetting process, but the FBI said it was unwilling to carry
out the additional checks and suggested the state take up the task.
Attorney General Laxalt cautioned against doing so and deemed the measure unenforceable unless or until the federal agency agreed to conduct the checks. Republican primary election
foe Dan Schwartz said he would enforce the initiative.
Schwartz has rarely missed a chance to characterize Laxalt's stance on background checks as an example of thwarting state voters' will. "It's not my job as governor to pick and choose what I like
or what I don't like," Schwartz told the RGJ. "If the people of this state voted for Question 1, I'm in the executive branch and it's my job to enforce it. The fact that (Laxalt) doesn't like it isn't the issue. It's about the law."
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal on 2018 Nevada gubernatorial race
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