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Possible Extension to be Granted Exempting Nevada CCW Holders!

Friday, November 18, 2005

The "Nevada Sheriff’s and Chief'’s Association" announced this week that they unanimously voted to ask the Department of Public Safety to request that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) grant an extension exempting CCW holders from federally required background checks and a $25 transaction fee when purchasing new firearms.

As we have reported recently, BATFE conducted an audit and found that a handful of Nevada’s sheriffs were not in compliance with their permit issuance policies to allow for the background check waiver. It was announced several weeks ago that the Chiefs and Sheriffs were NOT going to request the extension to the detriment of Nevada's permit holders.

However, thanks to the phone calls and e-mails sent by NRA members, the chief law enforcement officers put it before their members for a vote with a more positive outcome. The extension, which will run through April, will allow those sheriffs found not in compliance the time to address BATFE's concerns.

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