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Nevada Gun Laws

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Nevada operates as a “Shall Issue” state where you obtain the permit at the local county level. Nevada is traditionally an open carry state. There tend to be more areas accessible to a person open carrying compared to one who is concealed carrying.

You must be 21 to obtain a conceal carry and additionally you need to complete a training course. If you’re 18 and in the military you’re allowed to obtain a conceal carry.

Nevada doesn’t require for firearm registration for residents, and non-residents are allowed to purchase long guns but not handguns.

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Nevada Gun Laws Quick Facts

Open Carry Permitted? Yes
Carry In Vehicle? Yes
Carry In State Park? Yes
Carry In Restaurants? Yes
Constitutional Carry? No
No Weapon Sign Enforced? No
Must Notify Officer? No

Nevada CCW Reciprocity List

States Honoring CCW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

States NOT Honoring CCW

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

Honors These States CCW Permits

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

How Reciprocity Works In Nevada

Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Nevada. During their time in Nevada, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.

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Nevada: Where Is CCW Allowed?

Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • Airports
  • Public schools and private schools
  • Child-care facilities
  • Facilities belonging to the University of Nevada, the Community College System, any other vocational/technical school
  • Law enforcement agency facilities
  • Courthouses and courtrooms
  • Hoover Dam
  • Prisons, jails and detention facilities
  • Any buildings with metal detectors or signs prohibiting firearms at each public entrance
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Nevada: Conceal Carry Laws

Open Carry

Yes

WITHOUT A PERMIT Open carry in Nevada is legal. The minimum age is 18 years old.

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

WITHOUT A PERMIT Handguns There is no law against carrying handguns in a vehicle. 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 conceal carry a handgun in a holster or pocket while in a vehicle. Long Guns There is however a law for carrying long guns and shotguns in vehicles. Whenever these firearms are carried in a vehicle they must be unloaded, this means there cannot be a cartridge in the chamber, but you can have a loaded magazine in the firearm.

Carry In State Parks

Yes

It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES – NAC 407.105 State/National Forests: YES – NAC 407.105 State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES – NRS202.3673

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol There are no laws in Nevada regarding a open or concealed firearm in a bar or drinking establishment. It’s a different story if you are carrying a firearm and have consumed too much alcohol as it then becomes a crime if you have a blood alcohol content of more than (BAC) .10 or greater.

Constitutional Carry

No

No Weapon Signs Enforced

No

“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Nevada gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned in the law as being off limits. Most signs on public buildings only ban concealed carry. You will find you have greater access to areas if you open carry.

Must Notify Officer

No

MUST INFORM OFFICER There is nothing in Nevada gun laws that says you must inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm. You are required by law to carry your CCW permit with identification and show these to law enforcement if they request them. The Law NRS202.3667 – Must carry permit

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