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Nevada Sheriffs Meet Tomorrow in Fallon to Discuss NICS Exemption

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It has come to the NRA’s attention that during the course of tomorrow’s quarterly meeting of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association (NSCA), there will be a discussion among the seventeen county sheriffs on the merits of “allowing” early concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit renewals prior to the existing 120-day window policy as adopted by the NSCA. 

As previously reported, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will now exempt Nevada CCW permit holders from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) provided that the permit was issued after July 1, 2011.   

An appeal has been made to the BATFE that the exemption be applied to all current permit holders. Nevada sheriffs have been complying with the mandates for exemption since a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the sheriffs prior to the 2007 legislative session. Unfortunately, the statutory framework for this exemption was not changed until Assembly Bill 282 was recently enacted.

Whether BATFE determines that current CCW permit holders are exempt or not, the NRA challenges the authority of the NSCA to decide any sort of regulatory “policy” that sets a time frame for permit renewals.  According to individuals within the Nevada Department of Public Safety (NDPS), the 120-day early renewal “policy” was instituted as a result of a computer programming system that was based on a set of date parameters.  That system has been re-programmed to allow for early renewals, so the time constraint can no longer be used as a reason to deny a permittee’s renewal application. 

Several sheriffs have already made it clear that since the NDPS computers can now handle the paperwork, there is nothing standing in their way of taking renewals at any stage in the permit process.   Please take the time to contact your sheriff below and politely remind him that he has no authority to set a time frame on permit renewals and to cease from using the 120-day “policy” as a means to not re-issue.

Nevada Sheriffs:

Carson City
Sheriff Kenneth Furlong
Phone: (775) 887-2020 ext. 1703
E-mail: kfurlong@carson.org

 

Churchill County

Sheriff Ben Trotter
Phone: (775) 423-3116
E-mail: sheriff@cccomm.net

 

Clark County

Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie
Non-emergency: (702) 828-3231
E-mail: sheriff@lvmpd.com

 

Douglas County

Sheriff Ron Pierini
Phone: (775) 782-9900

E-mail: rpierini@co.douglas.nv.us

 

Elko County

Sheriff James Pitts
Phone: (775) 738-3421

E-mail: elkosheriff@elkocountynv.net

 

Esmeralda County

Sheriff Kenneth Elgan
Phone: (775) 485-6373

 

Eureka County

Sheriff Kenneth E. Jones
Phone: (775) 237-5330

E-mail: kjones.ecso@eurekanv.org

 

Humboldt County

Sheriff Ed Kilgore
Phone: (775) 623-6419
E-mail: h101@hcsonv.com

 

Lander County

Sheriff Ron Unger

Phone: (775) 635-5161

E-mail: sheriffunger@landerso.org

 

Lincoln County

Sheriff Kerry Lee

Phone: (775) 962-5151

E-mail: klee@lcso-nv.org

 

Lyon County

Sheriff Allen Veil
Phone: (775)463-6600
E-mail: aveil@lyon-county.org

 

Mineral County

Sheriff Michael Dillard

Phone: (775) 945-2434

E-mail: mdillard@mineralcountynv.org


Nye County

Sheriff Anthony L. DeMeo
Phone: (775) 482-8101

E-mail: ademeo@co.nye.nv.us

 

Pershing County

Sheriff Richard Machado
Phone: (775) 273-5111

E-mail: rmachado@pershingcounty.net

 

Storey County

Sheriff Gerald Antinoro

Phone: (775) 847-0959

E-mail: gantinoro@storeycountynv.org

 

Washoe County
Sheriff Michael Haley
Phone: (775) 328-3001

E-mail: sheriffweb@washoecounty.us

 

White Pine County

Sheriff Dan Watts
Phone: (775) 289-8808
E-mail: sheriffwatts@mwpower.net

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