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Nevada Gun Laws and How They Compare Nationally

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By    |   Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 11:33 AM

Gun laws in Nevada are considered more permissive as compared to the rest of the nation. The state does not require a permit to purchase or own a firearm; however, you must get a permit to carry a handgun.

In addition, Clark County, which encompasses Las Vegas, requires individuals who are in the county for more than 60 days to register their handguns with local law enforcement. Registration of newly acquired handguns must be within seventy-two hours after taking title by purchase, gift or other transfer.

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Nationally, Nevada recognizes permits from the following states:
Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho (enhanced permits), Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota (class 1 permits), Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee
The following states recognize Nevada permit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho (enhanced permits), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Vermont
Because Nevada’s gun laws are so lenient, it easier for residents of more restrictive states to travel to Nevada to buy just about any weapon they choose without undergoing background checks.

According to a report from McClatchyDC, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives traced the source of 50,000 weapons used in California crimes from 2009 to 2011 and found that approximately a quarter of those guns came from outside the state. Nevada and Arizona were the leading suppliers, accounting for roughly a third of out-of-state weapons used in crimes, the report said.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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