State Gun Laws for Nevada
Nevada State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. *Always Consult An Attorney.
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How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Nevada
Nevada is a "shall issue" state for concealed carry. The County Sheriff shall issue a concealed firearms permit to qualified applicants.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Clark County) CCW Page: CLICK HERE
To apply for a Concealed Firearm Permit, a person must successfully take an approved course in firearm safety and demonstrate competence and qualify with a semiautomatic handgun or revolver or both.
The courses are offered by private instructors and businesses that must be state approved.
CCW permits are issued in accordance with NRS 202.3653 – 202.369.
Concealed Firearm Permits are valid for a period of 5 years and can be renewed for additional 5 year periods.
A permit holder must carry the permit together with proper identification whenever they are in actual possession of the concealed firearm(s). The permit and proper identification must be presented to a peace officer upon request.
Failure to produce the permit and proper identification carry a civil penalty of $25.00. Carrying a concealed firearm without a permit is punishable by a category C felony.
Nevada recognizes Idaho, Mississippi, and South Dakota enhanced permits only.
Nevada Sate Gun Laws Vary From All Other States
State gun laws vary significantly from in Nevada to all other states. The laws identify different gun related laws including the possession, the use, and the sale of firearms and ammunition, and in some states it even regulates accessories that can be used on the gun including the capacity of magazine sizes for both semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Also, many states even including Nevada have regulations regarding the number of rounds that can be in a shotgun tube or magazine. (For Hunting) There are even specific gun laws unique to the District of Columbia and for US held territories.
Many state gun laws are even more restrictive than federal laws in both their content, their form, and the restriction of what types of weapons and ammunition can be sold within the state and the manner in which they can be possessed by state or territorial residents. It is vital that all residents of Nevada know ALL of the State Gun Laws!
As of 2019 there are 44 states that have some special provisions in their state constitutions that are very similar in language used in the second amendment of the United States Constitution, specifically language which protects the citizens of the State the rights to keep and bear arms.
In Nevada As In All States You Must Know The Gun Laws
The states which are well known to be anti-gun, and seem to have obvious political leanings against the Second Amendment are New York, California, New Jersey, Iowa, Minnesota and Maryland. Luckily, in the US supreme court decision of McDonald vs. Chicago; That the protections of the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms for self defense in one’s home apply against state governments and their politically motivated provisions, thereby preventing a state from abolishing completely any second amendment protections afforded by the US Constitution.
Typically, and in many cases State Gun Laws (Firearms) of Nevada are usually less restrictive than federal laws yet is not always the case, and one must be aware of these restrictions anytime they are purchasing or carrying a firearm in Nevada especially while using a concealed carry permit and traveling between states. There are many states that have reciprocity agreements and Nevada may be one of them, the recipocity are very specific on what states your particular permit will be accepted and recognized.
If You Travel From Nevada With A Gun Know The Recipocity Laws!
Keep in mind that although your Nevada permit may have a reciprocity agreement with a state you plan to visit the visiting state may have individual gun restrictions preventing your particular firearm or type of ammunition from being in their state, it is always wise to do your homework before traveling, keep in mind that a reciprocity CCW permit is not a blanket approval.
Remember this does not automatically include any de jure immunity against prosecution for violating any Nevada state gun laws or possible violations of any federal gun laws!
It should be noted that Nevada state and local police departments are generally not legally required or obligated to enforce federal gun laws as per the US Supreme Court ruling in Printz vs. The United States.
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