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Utah Concealed Weapon Permit Holders: Make Your Voices Heard!

Friday, September 11, 2009

As we reported in July, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (NDPS) dropped Utah from the list of states whose Right-to-Carry permits are recognized by Nevada because Utah state law does not mandate live-fire range training as a part of its course requirement for the issuance of a permit.

The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Police Chiefs’ Association (NSPCA) will be hosting its third annual Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) forum in Carson City on Tuesday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room #1214 of the Nevada Legislative Building.  The forum will be available to participants in the Las Vegas area via teleconference at the Grant Sawyer Building located at 555 E. Washington Avenue in Room 4401.

The purpose of the forum is to allow members of the pro-gun community to provide public input regarding the administration of the CCW permitting process, which is the responsibility of the county Sheriffs.  The moderating panel will include Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell, Nevada Department of Public Safety Captain P.K. O’Neill, and Executive Director of the Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association, Frank Adams.

Any Utah CWP holder who is disappointed about the recent decision by Nevada to no longer recognize Utah permits should consider attending and voicing their concerns.  Please take the time to attend in Carson City or Las Vegas.  If you can’t attend, but would like to submit a question or comment, please email fadams@nvsca.com or mail to P.O. Box 3247, Mesquite, NV 89024.

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