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Summary of Nevada Gun Laws

Nevada is a shall-issue state with concealed carry permits issued at the county level.

No permit or firearms registration is required when buying a handgun from a private individual in Nevada. However, as of January 2, 2020, all sales are required to be conducted through a licensed federal firearms dealer with a background check. There are exceptions for some temporary transfers and sales or transfers of firearms between immediate family members.

Open carry is legal in Nevada without a permit. Anyone 18 and older who can legally possess a firearm may openly carry virtually anywhere in the state. For open carry in a vehicle, the firearm may be anywhere except concealed upon the person without a concealed firearms permit. Open carry is actually legal in more places than concealed carry is. Signs on public buildings only prohibit concealed carry. Areas that are off-limits include school premises, including parking lots and wherever legislature is conducting business.

Concealed carry is legal for residents with a Nevada Firearm permit and for non-residents with a license/permit from a state Nevada honors. To apply for a Concealed Firearm Permit, a person must be 21 (18 for military), complete an approved course in firearm safety and demonstrate competence (qualify) with any handgun. Both residents and non-residents can obtain permits. Some areas are off-limits, such as school premises, including parking lots, and inside public airports. In terms of reciprocity, Nevada recognizes permits from states that meet specific criteria and maintains the list on its website. 


Nevada is a Castle Doctrine state and has a “stand your ground” law. There is no duty to retreat inside one’s home or place of work. In Nevada, the use of force for self-defense must meet certain criteria. The force used must be immediately necessary, must be in good faith and must be a reasonable response to the aggressor’s actions.

Resistance by Party About to Be Injured

Resistance sufficient to prevent the offense may be made by the party about to be injured:

  • To prevent an offense against his or her person, family or some member of his or her family; or
  • To prevent an illegal attempt — by force — to take or injure property in his or her lawful possession.

Resistance by Other Persons  

Any other person, in aid or defense of a person about to be injured, may make resistance sufficient to prevent the offense.

Justifiable Homicide

Homicide is justified in necessary self-defense or in defense of an occupied habitation, an occupied motor vehicle or a person against one who manifestly intends or endeavors to commit a crime of violence, or against any person or persons who manifestly intend and endeavor, in a violent, riotous, tumultuous or surreptitious manner, to enter the occupied habitation or occupied motor vehicle of another for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being within.

This only applies if the person is not the original aggressor, has a right to be present at the location where deadly force is used and is not actively engaged in a criminal activity.

“Crime of violence” means any felony for which there is a substantial risk that force or violence may be used against the person or property of another in the commission of the felony.

“Motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is self-propelled.

“Residence” means any house, room, apartment, tenement or other building, vehicle, vehicle trailer, semitrailer, house trailer or boat designed or intended for occupancy as a residence.

Immunity from Civil Liability

Force which is intended or likely to cause death or bodily injury is immune from civil liability or the wrongful death of a person against whom such force was used if the use of such force was justified.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 193.240, 193.250, 200.120, and 41.095]


Nevada Gun Laws at a Glance

Carry Basics

Constitutional Carry?

Does Nevada allow constitutional carry?

No. Nevada does not allow constitutional carry.

Open Carry Permitted?

Is open carry permitted in Nevada?

Yes, without a permit. Any person who is at least 18 years old and legally entitled to possess a firearm can open carry.

Gun Permit Licensure?

If Nevada requires a permit to carry a concealed firearm, how are those permits issued?

Nevada is a shall-issue state.

Minimum Age for Concealed Carry?

What is the minimum age in Nevada to get a concealed carry permit?

You must be at least 21 years old to get a concealed carry permit in Nevada.

Weapons Other Than Handguns Allowed?

Can you concealed carry weapons other than handguns in Nevada with a concealed carry permit (or under permitless carry if applicable)?

No. A Nevada concealed carry permit does not allow the carry of weapons other than handguns.

Tasers or Stun Guns?

Is it legal to own a taser or stun gun in Nevada?

Yes. Stun guns and Tasers are legal to purchase and possess without a permit.

Chemical Spray/Pepper Spray?

Is it legal to buy or use chemical spray/pepper spray in Nevada?

Yes, any person except for convicted felons, may possess and use tear gas aerosol spray weapons containing not more than 2 fluid ounces of crystalline powder containing ortho-chlorobenzalmalononitrile for use as an instrument of self-defense.

Only adults may purchase pepper spray and sellers must record and maintain for not less than 2 years the name and address of the purchaser and the brand name, model number or type, and serial number of the weapon, if there is one.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.375]


Does Nevada have magazine capacity restrictions for handguns?

No. Nevada does not have magazine capacity restrictions.


Does Nevada have ammunition restrictions?

Yes. The manufacture or sale of metal-penetrating bullets are prohibited.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 202.273]

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Carry Locations

Carry in Vehicle?

Can you carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle in Nevada?

Yes, with a Nevada Firearm permit or a license/permit from a state Nevada honors. Without a permit, a handgun may not be concealed on your person. It must either be entirely visible or in a concealed place away from your person. In addition, although this ordinance conflicts with Nevada state law, North Las Vegas city ordinance 9.32.080 prohibits the carrying of dangerous and deadly weapons in vehicles unless carried in good faith for the purpose of “honest work, trade or business, or for the purpose of legitimate sport or recreation.”

Carry at Roadside Rest Areas?

Can you carry a concealed firearm at roadside rest areas in Nevada?

Yes, with a Nevada Firearm permit or a license/permit from a state Nevada honors. 

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.3673]

Carry in State/National Parks, State/National Forests and Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)?

Can you carry a concealed firearm in state/national parks, state/national forests and Wildlife Management Areas in Nevada?

Yes, with a Nevada Firearm permit or a license/permit from a state Nevada honors. See the National Parks webpage for links to each Park in Nevada.

[Nev. Adm. Code § 407.105]

Carry in Bars/Restaurants That Serve Alcohol?

Can you carry a concealed firearm in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol in Nevada?

Yes, there is no statute making it illegal to concealed carry with a Nevada Firearm permit or a license/permit from a state Nevada honors, unless posted, and provided you are not under the influence.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.257]

Carry/Possess at a hotel?

Can you carry or possess a firearm on hotel property in Nevada?

Nevada statutes don't specifically address firearms at hotels. Please note that each hotel develops their own policies and the individual hotel should be contacted to inquire about it's concealed carry policy. See the Handguns at Hotels page for additional information.

Store in a Vehicle in an Employee Parking Lot?

Does Nevada have laws relating to storing firearms in private vehicles in an employee parking lot?

Not addressed in Nevada state law.

Key State Laws

Duty to Inform Officer You're Carrying?

Do you have a duty to notify a police officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in Nevada?

There is no duty to inform a law enforcement officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in Nevada. However, both the permit and proper identification must be presented if requested by a peace officer.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.3667]


Is my Nevada driver’s license linked to my Nevada carry permit?

Yes. Your Nevada driver’s license is linked to your Nevada concealed firearm permit. Therefore, a law enforcement officer will be notified immediately that you are a concealed carry permit holder if they run your driver’s license.

"No Weapons Allowed" Signs Enforced?

Are "No Weapons Allowed" signs enforced in Nevada? If yes, violating the sign would be considered to be a crime. If no, violating the sign would not be considered a criminal offense.

No. "No Weapons" signs are not enforced in Nevada.


Does Nevada have preemption laws related to concealed carry (i.e. Does state law supersede local laws regarding the possession of handguns)?

Yes, the state has preemption of firearms laws in Nevada, except local authorities may:

  • Regulate, restrict or prohibit the discharge of firearms within its boundaries; and
  • Regulate the carrying of firearms by public employees during or in the course of official duties.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 268.418]

Red Flag Law?

Does Nevada have a red flag law?

Yes, Nevada has a red flag law. The law authorizes a family or household member or a law enforcement officer to file a verified application to obtain an ex parte or extended order against a person who poses a risk of causing personal injury to himself or herself or another person. This prevents a person from possessing or having under his or her custody or control, or from purchasing or otherwise acquiring any firearm.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. 33.500 thru 33.670]


Does Nevada state law define brandishing?

No definition of brandishing was found in Nevada law. However, a person who willfully aims any gun, pistol, revolver or other firearm, whether loaded or not, at or toward any human being is guilty of a crime.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.290]

A person having, carrying or procuring from another person any dirk, dirk-knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun or other deadly weapon, who, in the presence of two or more persons, draws or exhibits any of such deadly weapons in a rude, angry or threatening manner not in necessary self-defense, or who in any manner unlawfully uses that weapon in any fight or quarrel, is guilty of a crime.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.320]

Carry While Using Alcohol or Drugs?

Does Nevada have laws regarding carrying a concealed firearm while using alcohol or drugs?

Not while under the influence of alcohol (BAC of 0.08 or greater), any controlled substance, or under the combined influence of intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance. In addition, it is illegal to inhale, ingest, apply or otherwise use any chemical, poison or organic solvent, or any compound or combination of any of these, to a degree which renders you incapable of safely exercising actual physical control of a firearm. This prohibition does not apply to the actual physical possession of a firearm by a person who was within the person’s personal residence and had the firearm in his or her possession solely for self-defense.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.257]

As a responsibly armed American, regardless of the laws in your state, it is unwise to carry while under the influence of any substance that could impair your judgement, slow your reaction times or impact your decision-making abilities. Any decision you make while carrying a firearm could have life-altering consequences.


Does Nevada issue concealed carry permits to non-residents?

Yes. Non-resident permits are issued to anyone who qualifies.


Does Nevada allow the public to access concealed carry registry information through public records law?

No, however, the information is available for law enforcement.

Handgun Purchase & Possession

Purchase Permits?

Is a permit required to purchase a handgun in Nevada?

No. A permit is not required to purchase a handgun in Nevada.

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales? Exceptions?

Are background checks required for private gun sales in Nevada? Are there exceptions?

Yes. As of January 2, 2020, sales are required to be conducted through a licensed federal firearms dealer with a background check. There are exceptions including:

  • The sale or transfer of a firearm between immediate family members, which means spouses and domestic partners. Also included are, whether by whole or half blood, adoption or step-relation: parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
  • The transfer of a firearm to an executor, administrator, trustee or personal representative of an estate or a trust that occurs by operation of law upon the death of the former owner of the firearm.
  • A temporary transfer of a firearm to a person who is not prohibited from buying or possessing firearms under state or federal law if the transfer is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm or lasts only as long as immediately necessary to prevent such imminent death or great bodily harm.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. 202.2547 & 202.2548]

Nevada Permit Exempts from Background Check?

Does my current Nevada concealed carry permit exempt me from needing a background check when I purchase a firearm?

No, although NV permits qualify with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and firearms as alternatives to the background check requirements of the Brady law for up to 5 years from the date of issuance, the state of NV requires background checks for all firearm purchases.

[NRS 202.2547]

Waiting Period?

Is there a waiting period after purchasing a handgun in Nevada?

No. Nevada does not have a waiting period.

Handgun Registration?

Do handguns need to be registered in Nevada?

No. Handguns do not need to be registered in Nevada.

Minimum Age to Possess and Transport?

What is the minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in Nevada?

The minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in Nevada is 18 years old.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. 202.310]

Possess a handgun on my private property without a permit?

Can I possess/carry a handgun in my home without a permit?

No. You cannot carry concealed without a permit at home or on your own private property. Concealed carry requires a permit anywhere in the state.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 202.350(1)(d)(3) & (6))]

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Nevada Concealed Carry Reciprocity With Other States

Which states' permits does Nevada honor?

The State of Nevada recognizes other states' permits in accordance with SB 175 and AB 488 and maintains the list on their website. The minimum age is 21 years old. Nevada residents must have a Nevada Firearm permit in order to carry in the state.

Other States' Reciprocity With Nevada

Which states honor permits from Nevada?

Arkansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
Idaho (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
Indiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
Mississippi (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
Montana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
New Hampshire (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
South Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)
Vermont (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Note: Firearms must be carried in accordance with the laws of the state you are visiting. Be sure to check the laws of the other state before traveling there with your firearms.

States That Have Restricted Reciprocity with Nevada

Nevada offers resident and non-resident permits. If indicated with “Resident only” below, that state only honors Nevada resident permits (and not those issued to non-residents).

Arizona (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Alaska (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Florida (at least 21 years old and resident permits only)
Iowa (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Kansas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Kentucky (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Maine (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Michigan (at least 21 years old and resident permits only)
Missouri (permitless carry, at least 19 years old, 18 for military)
Nebraska (at least 21 years old)
New Mexico (at least 21 years old)
Ohio (at least 21 years old)
Oklahoma (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Tennessee (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Texas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Utah (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Virginia (at least 21 years old)
West Virginia (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)
Wisconsin (at least 21 years old)
Wyoming (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Permitless Carry States

Alaska PC-21
Arizona PC-21
Arkansas PC-18
Idaho PC-18
Indiana PC-18
Iowa PC-21
Kansas PC-21
Kentucky PC-21
Maine (permits recognized; see Maine Reciprocity section for details or PC-21)
Mississippi PC-18
North DakotaPC-18 for residents only
Oklahoma PC-21
Wyoming PC-21

*PC-18 = permitless carry if at least 18 years old

*PC-21 = permitless carry if at least 21 years old

Permitless carry includes constitutional carry states as well as states where an individual must meet certain qualifications, e.g., no DUIs in the last 10 years, in order to legally carry (Tennessee). Each state determines the requirements and any limitations on the carry of firearms. Check each state’s page for more information and any restrictions that may apply.

Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Information


An applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years old or at least 18 and active duty military, reserve military or honorably discharged;
  • Be a lawful resident of the United States; 
  • Not have been dishonorably discharged from military service;
  • Provide the documentation to demonstrate competence with a firearm;
  • Not be a fugitive from justice;
  • Not have been judicially declared mentally incompetent or insane;
  • Not have been admitted to a mental health facility within the last 5 years;
  • Not have habitually used intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance to the extent that your normal faculties were impaired, including DUI convictions within previous 5 years; 
  • Not be a medical marijuana patient;
  • Not have been convicted of a crime involving the use or threatened use of force or violence, including misdemeanor convictions, within the last 3 years;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony;
  • Not have been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence or stalking, or currently subject to a restraining order or other order of protection against violence;
  • Not be currently subject to an ex parte or extended order for protection against high-risk behavior (effective on January 1, 2020);
  • Not be currently on parole or probation;
  • Not have been, within the preceding 5 years, subject to any requirements imposed by a court as a condition to withholding the entry of judgment for your conviction of a felony; or suspension of your sentence for the conviction of a felony; or indictment by a Grand Jury;
  • Not have made a false statement on any application;
  • Not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under state and federal law, city and/or county ordinances; and
  • Meet federal law requirements.

In addition, the sheriff may deny an application or revoke a permit if he or she receives a “sworn affidavit stating articulable facts based upon personal knowledge” from any person 18 years of age or older that the applicant or permittee is prohibited from possessing a permit.

*Consult with an attorney if you have any questions about your eligibility. If you don’t have an attorney, you can find one by contacting the State Bar of Nevada.


Initial Permit ~$96, varies by county

Renewals $63

Valid For:

5 years

Processing Time:

120 days

Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permits:

Non-resident permits are issued to anyone who qualifies. However, you must apply in person at the issuing office. The process is  the same as for residents.

Name/Address Changes:

For name changes, you must present yourself in person at the LVMPD Records and Fingerprint Bureau, provide proof of the name change (marriage certificate, court document) and pay the fee. A new photo will be taken, along with a signature with your new name.

For changes of address, you must notify the sheriff who issued your permit in writing within 30 days of the permanent address change by printing and completing the CCW Change of Address form. A permittee who fails to notify the sheriff pursuant to the provisions of this section is subject to a civil penalty of $25. There is no fee for an address change; however you will not get a new permit issued nor will you receive any type of sticker with the updated address. If you would like to obtain a new permit that reflects the new address, there is a $15 fee.

Lost/Stolen Permits:

You will need to go to the issuing office and file an affidavit that your permit was lost or stolen. A replacement fee of $15 will be charged.

Residency Changes:

Moving to Nevada and interested in applying for a resident permit? How soon can you apply?
Nevada issues resident and non-resident permits, so you can apply for your permit at any time. If you move to Nevada with a reciprocal out-of-state CCW permit, you may use that permit for only the first 60 days of living in-state. Afterward, you need to get a new CCW permit issued from your local sheriff's office.

Moving from Nevada and have a Nevada resident permit? Does that permit transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your Nevada permit remains valid?
If a person with a Nevada concealed weapon permit establishes residency in another state, the permit is valid until it expires provided you submit the above referenced name/address change form.

Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Application Process

How to Apply for a Nevada Concealed Carry Permit

Step 1:

Take a concealed firearms qualification course from a certified firearms instructor. Training must include a live fire component.

Step 2:

Download an application or pick one up from your county sheriff’s office. Clark County residents or out-of-state residents who received firearms training in Clark County may apply for a permit using this online portal.

Step 3:

Take the (unsigned) completed application to the law enforcement office with the following:

  • Training certificate;
  • Proof of residency (valid driver’s license); 
  • Proof of citizenship; and
  • Permit fee

You will be required to sign the application in front of a witness at the station.

You will be fingerprinted and photographed.

Step 4:

You will be notified if your application has been approved.

Firearms Training Requirements in Nevada

Permit applicants must demonstrate competence with handguns by presenting a certificate or other documentation to the sheriff which shows that the applicant successfully completed a course in firearm safety:

  • Approved by a sheriff in this state; or
  • Offered by a federal, state or local law enforcement agency, community college, university or national organization that certifies instructors in firearm safety.

Training must include instruction in the use of handguns (typically an 8-hour class with live fire qualification), as well as instruction on Nevada’s laws relating to the use of a firearm. Online or out-of-state courses will not be accepted. There are some counties that require any training to take place in the county where you file the application.

Training is also required for permit renewals.

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Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Renewal Process

How to Renew a Nevada Concealed Carry Permit

Step 1:

Renewals are the responsibility of the permittee. You may begin the renewal process at any time, but no credit will be provided for early renewals.

Step 2:

Complete a refresher firearm training course and live fire qualification.

Step 3:

Download an application or pick one up from your county sheriff’s office.

Step 4:

Take the (unsigned) completed application to the law enforcement office with the following:

  • Training certificate;
  • Proof of residency (valid driver’s license); 
  • Proof of citizenship if not born in the U.S.; and
  • Permit fee

You will be required to sign the application in front of a witness at the station.

You will be fingerprinted and photographed.

Step 5:

You will be notified if your application has been approved.

Law Enforcement Officers (LEO)/Retired LEOs

Law enforcement officers (LEOs) and Retired LEOs (RLEOs) may choose to carry under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), often referred to as HR 218. Under 18 U.S. Code §§ 926B & 926C, qualified LEOs and qualified retired LEOs, or those separated from service in good standing, can carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with some exceptions. For details check out our Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) page.

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.3678 establishes that qualified RLEOs that are Nevada residents may apply to the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides for LEOSA certification. It requires law enforcement agencies to offer RLEOs who retired from the agency the opportunity to obtain the firearms qualification at least twice per year at the same facility at which the agency provides firearms training for its active law enforcement officers. Sheriff‐approved firearms instructors (pursuant to the concealed weapon permit law, NRS 202.3657) may also conduct LEOSA qualification shoots.

The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association qualification info and application
The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association fillable application

Nevada Location Restrictions

Where Can I Carry a Concealed Firearm in Nevada?
  • Carry in bars/restaurants that serve alcohol? Yes, unless posted, and provided you are not under the influence.
  • Carry in my vehicle without a permit/license? Yes. The handgun must be visible if on a person. Handguns in a glove box, on or under a seat are allowed. You will need a permit to concealed carry a handgun in a holster or pocket while in a vehicle.
  • Carry in roadside rest areas? Yes.
  • Carry in state/national parks, state/national forests and WMAs? Yes.
  • Carry in places of worship? There is no state statute prohibiting concealed carry in places of worship. However, since places of worship are private property, they may post signs prohibiting firearms.
Where Can't I Carry a Concealed Firearm in Nevada?

Places off-limits even with a permit/license

  • Public and private K-12 schools (including parking lots);
  • Child care facilities;
  • Facilities belonging to the University of Nevada, the Community College System or any other vocational/technical school (including parking lots);
  • Public buildings with metal detectors or signs prohibiting firearms at each public entrance (unless a permittee that is employed there); and
  • Secured areas of airports.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 202.3673(1)-(4)]

  • Law enforcement agency facilities;
  • Prisons, jails and detention facilities; and
  • Courthouses and courtrooms.

[Nev. Admin. Code § 202.020]

FAQ: Nevada Concealed Carry Questions

What Are the Knife Laws in Nevada?

Under Nevada law, it is legal to own any type of knife. It is legal to open or concealed carry any type of knife, except that it is illegal to concealed carry a machete or any instrument which could be considered a dangerous or deadly weapon. Dirks, daggers and switchblades may not be possessed on school property. Municipalities may have additional restrictions. For example, Clark County doesn't allow concealed carry of any knife with a blade of 3 inches or more without written permission from the sheriff.

[N.R.S. 202.350 (1)(d)(3), 202.265, Clark County 12-04-180]


I can legally carry a concealed firearm in Nevada, but can I wear a COVID 19 protective mask while carrying concealed?

There is no known statute in Nevada making it illegal to wear a COVID mask while carrying concealed. City and county Sheriff's and district attorneys have indicated that anyone with a valid concealed weapon permit  can carry a  can do so while abiding by Nevada’s face covering mandate.

Can I carry at a casino?

Casinos are private property and are likely posted with no firearms signs. You could be asked to disarm or leave the property if your firearm was observed. Failure to do so would be considered a trespass violation.  


Can you concealed carry while shotgun/rifle hunting in Nevada?



Can you concealed carry while bow hunting in Nevada?

Yes. A person who is hunting during any period of an open season during which hunting is restricted to the use of only archery equipment or a muzzle-loading firearm may carry for self-defense a handgun that has a barrel length of less than 8 inches; and does not have a telescopic sight. The handgun may not be used to hunt any wildlife.

[Nev. Rev. Stat. 503.150(2)]


Is there a Hunter Harassment Law in Nevada?

Yes. It is unlawful for a person, or a group of people acting together, to intentionally interfere with another person who is lawfully hunting or trapping. 

[Nev. Rev. Stat. 503.015]

Nevada Gun Laws Updates:

Date Details

Added info on driver's license link to permit in At A Glance table


Added information on Self Defense in the Summary


Added information on wearing a COVID 19 mask while carrying concealed above the Summary


Added link to National Parks to At A Glance table


Updated info and a link regarding background checks for firearms purchases in At A Glance table


Added info and statutory links for ammunition restrictions in At A Glance table


Added info on handguns at hotels in At A Glance table


Added info on handguns on private property in At A Glance table


Added statutory link and details on private gun sales in At A Glance table


Added info on carry in bars to the At A Glance table


Added related blog posts with links


Added info regarding residency changes and resulting impacts on carry permits


Updated the knife laws and added statutory references


Updated info on carry while using alcohol or controlled substances in At A Glance table


Updated info on legal blood alcohol limit info to At A Glance table


Updated info on private transfers of firearms in the At A Glance table


Updated info on new red flag law info to At A Glance table


Added info on whether a valid state ccw permit exempts a person from needing a background check when purchasing a firearm to the At A Glance table


Added statutory references and links for can’t carry locations


Added brandishing info to At A Glance table


Added Hunter Harassment info to At A Glance table


Added A FAQ about carrying in casinos


Added Chemical Spray/Pepper Spray to the At A Glance table


Added Carry While Hunting info to At A Glance table


Added anchor links to various sections below the Summary


Added minimum age to possess and transport a handgun to At A Glance table


Added updated blood alcohol level & ERPO in At A Glance table, per AB 291 signed by the Governor on 6/14/19


Added stun gun/Taser info to At A Glance table


Added permit renewal and name/address change info


Links checked


Added info on state implementation of Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA)


Added info to vehicle carry in At A Glance table


Added info on background checks on private sales per the passage of SB 143.


Added pages for Federal Gun Laws, Traveling with Firearms & Terminology


Added ammunition restrictions to At A Glance table


Added red flag law info to At A Glance table


Added church carry info to location restrictions section


Added info about alcohol or prescription medication in At A Glance table


Mag limit added to At A Glance table

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Permit numbers were obtained from the Crime Prevention Resource Center’s publication entitled, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States.” Numbers include resident and non-resident permits for those states that issue both.

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