Nevada Gun Laws
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION - Article 1, Section 11, Paragraph 1.
“Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.”
Gun Laws Overview
|RIFLES & SHOTGUNS||HANDGUNS|
|Permit to Purchase||No||No|
|Registration of Firearms||No||No|
|Licensing of Owners||No||No|
|Permit to Carry||No||Yes|
The list and map below are included as a tool to assist you in validating your information. We have made every effort to report the information correctly, however reciprocity and recognition agreements are subject to frequent change. The information is not intended as legal advice or a restatement of law and does not include: restrictions that may be placed on non-resident permits, individuals under the age of 21, qualifying permit classes, and/or any other factor which may limit reciprocity and/or recognition. For any particular situation, a licensed local attorney must be consulted for an accurate interpretation. YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL.
Nevada recognizes Idaho, Mississippi, and South Dakota enhanced permits only.
Nevada only honors permits or licenses from individuals 21 years of age or older.
|No-Net Loss||No Legislation|
|Right to Carry Confidentiality||Provisions Enacted|
|Right to Carry in Restaurants||Legal|
|Right To Carry Laws||Shall Issue|
|Right To Carry Reciprocity and Recognition||Conditional Recognition|
|Right to Keep & Bear Arms State Constitutional Provisions||With Provisions|
Laws on Purchase, Possession and Carrying of Firearms
No state permit is required to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun.MORE
Any person who sells or barters any pistol or revolver capable of being concealed upon the person to a child under the age of 18 years with reckless disregard of whether the child is under 18 years old, or has knowledge or reason to believe that the child is under 18 years old, is guilty of a category B felony.LESS
No state permit is required to possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun.MORE
A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a firearm unless accompanied by or under the immediate charge of an adult.
It is unlawful to carry concealed upon the person a handgun or other firearm without a permit to carry. State law does not prohibit the open carrying of a firearm, but one should exercise caution when carrying a firearm in public.MORE
Exceptions to carrying a concealed firearm include:
Antiques and Replicas
Nevada statutes are silent on antique and replica firearms. They are treated as ordinary firearms for possession and carrying purposes.
It is lawful to possess, purchase or sell a machine gun or silencer that is legally registered and possessed in compliance with all federal laws and regulations.MORE
It is unlawful to possess, manufacture, or dispose of a rifle with a barrel under 16 inches in length, a shotgun with a barrel under 18 inches, or a rifle or shotgun with an overall length under 26 inches. Peace officers and persons licensed by the United States Department of the Treasury as importers, manufacturers, collectors or dealers are exempt.LESS
The Legislature reserves for itself such rights and powers as are necessary to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition.MORE
268.418. Limited authority to regulate firearms; restrictions concerning registration of firearms in city in county whose population is 400,000 or more
1. Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, the Legislature reserves for itself such rights and powers as are necessary to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in Nevada, and no city may infringe upon those rights and powers. As used in this subsection, "firearm" means any weapon from which a projectile is discharged by means of an explosive, spring, gas, air or other force.
2. The governing body of a city may proscribe by ordinance or regulation the unsafe discharge of firearms.
3. If the governing body of a city in a county whose population is 400,000 or more has required by ordinance or regulation adopted before June 13, 1989, the registration of a firearm capable of being concealed, the governing body shall amend such an ordinance or regulation to require:
(a) A period of at least 60 days of residency in the city before registration of such a firearm is required.
(b) A period of at least 72 hours for the registration of a pistol by a resident of the city upon transfer of title to the pistol to the resident by purchase, gift or any other transfer.
4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1, as used in this section:
(a) "Firearm" means any device designed to be used as a weapon from which a projectile may be expelled through the barrel by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.
(b) "Firearm capable of being concealed" includes all firearms having a barrel less than 12 inches in length.
(c) "Pistol" means a firearm capable of being concealed that is intended to be aimed and fired with one hand.
A shooting range does not constitute a nuisance with respect to any noise attributable to the shooting range if the shooting range is in compliance with the provisions of all applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations concerning noise.MORE
NEV. REV. STAT. § 40. 140. Nuisance defined; action for abatement and damages; exceptions
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section:
(a) Anything which is injurious to health, or indecent and offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property;
(b) A building or place used for the purpose of unlawfully selling, serving, storing, keeping, manufacturing, using or giving away a controlled substance, immediate precursor or controlled substance analog;
(c) A building or place which was used for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance, immediate precursor or controlled substance analog and:
(1) Which has not been deemed safe for habitation by the board of health; or
(2) From which all materials or substances involving the controlled substance, immediate precursor or controlled substance analog have not been removed or remediated by an entity certified or licensed to do so within 180 days after the building or place is no longer used for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance, immediate precursor or controlled substance analog; or
(d) A building or place regularly and continuously used by the members of a criminal gang to engage in, or facilitate the commission of, crimes by the criminal gang,
is a nuisance, and the subject of an action. The action may be brought by any person whose property is injuriously affected, or whose personal enjoyment is lessened by the nuisance, and by the judgment the nuisance may be enjoined or abated, as well as damages recovered.
2. It is presumed:
(a) That an agricultural activity conducted on farmland, consistent with good agricultural practice and established before surrounding nonagricultural activities is reasonable. Such activity does not constitute a nuisance unless the activity has a substantial adverse effect on the public health or safety.
(b) That an agricultural activity which does not violate a federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation constitutes good agricultural practice.
3. A shooting range does not constitute a nuisance with respect to any noise attributable to the shooting range if the shooting range is in compliance with the provisions of all applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations concerning noise:
(a) As those provisions existed on October 1, 1997, for a shooting range in operation on or before October 1, 1997; or
(b) As those provisions exist on the date that the shooting range begins operation, for a shooting range that begins operation after October 1, 1997.
A shooting range is not subject to any state or local law related to the control of noise that is adopted or amended after the date set forth in paragraph (a) or (b), as applicable, and does not constitute a nuisance for failure to comply with any such law.
4. As used in this section:
(a) “Board of health” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 439.4797.
(b) “Controlled substance analog” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 453.043.
(c) “Criminal gang” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 193.168.
(d) “Immediate precursor” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 453. 086.
(e) “Shooting range” means an area designed and used for archery or sport shooting, including, but not limited to, sport shooting that involves the use of rifles, shotguns, pistols, silhouettes, skeet, trap, black powder or other similar items.LESS
It is unlawful to set any “spring gun” or “trap gun”.MORE
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Monday, January 1, 2001
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Saturday, August 1, 1998
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Wednesday, January 1, 1997
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Friday, November 1, 1996
Awakened by the sound of a window breaking, a Las Vegas, Nev., apartment dweller ran to his kitchen ...
Saturday, June 1, 1996
Dave Montgomery grabbed his .22-cal. semi-automatic rifle from the gun cabinet and went to investigate the ruckus outside ...
Friday, December 1, 1995
At the sound of screams, 15-year-old Derek Lohman looked out the window of his Washoe Valley, Nevada, home ...
Monday, May 1, 1995
Iron gates didn't stop a gang of armed home invaders, but a .357 Mag. proved more effective. At ...
Thursday, April 1, 1993
Retired Las Vegas deputy police chief Larry Bolden initially tried to defend himself with a steering-wheel bar lock ...
Sunday, November 1, 1992
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