Nevada Gun Laws in 2020; Concealed Carry Permit, Open Carry, Red Flag, Selling Firearms at Gun Shows & More

Though we are halfway through 2020, beginning on January 1, there was an amendment to Assembly Bill 291, which is popularly known as a “red flag law.” Based on concerns that the person poses a threat to themselves or others, this allows a person’s family or household members to request that a court temporarily prohibit someone from accessing firearms. Nevada is also closing the gun show loophole in 2020 in addition to the new red flag law. Without the need to be a licensed firearms dealer or run a background check on the purchaser the gun show loophole allows private sales of firearms. By a federally licensed firearms dealer, nearly all private gun sales will require a state background check run. Today, we at Kajioka & Associates, Attorneys at Law would like to further discuss the new gun law changes.

Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Laws

When compared to some other state’s laws, Nevada’s gun laws are not as strict. A person is not required to obtain a permit to purchase a shotgun, rifle, or handgun, or to possess a firearm for instance. Also, in NV, no permit is necessary to “open carry” a firearm. However, Nevada does require a permit for any person who wants to conceal carry their firearm. A category C felony can be charged to anyone conceal carrying a firearm in Nevada without a proper permit. Under state and federal law Nevada is a “shall issue” state, which means that the county sheriff shall issue a concealed carry permit to any applicant who qualifies for the permit, however.

Nevada Open Carry Laws

Nevada law does permit open carry of firearms without a permit in public. However, the list below are the exceptions where possession of firearms is otherwise prohibited by state or federal law.
– Post offices
– VA facilities
– Federal buildings
– Military bases
– Hoover Dam
– Airports (past security)
– Childcare facilities
– Schools
– Legislative buildings
Subject to the state’s open-carry laws, a non-resident may open carry a firearm in Nevada. Providing they have a concealed carry permit from a state in reciprocity with Nevada, a non-resident may also conceal carry a gun in Nevada. Even if they do not have a concealed carry permit, a person may keep their gun in the glove box of their vehicle. While in their vehicle only if they are carrying the firearm on their person, a person without a concealed carry permit must keep their firearm visible. Casinos have the right to ask you to either leave or disarm yourself if they discover you are armed, and most casinos will do, though it is legal to open carry a firearm into a casino or to conceal carry a firearm with proper permits. You can be arrested for trespassing, however, if you are asked to leave because you are armed and refuse.

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Attorneys & More in Greater Las Vegas, Nevada

In Nevada, it is not required to register rifles, shotguns, or handguns. Also, if you want to obtain a concealed carry permit in Nevada, you must take a training course approved by a county sheriff prior to filing a permit application. Under state and federal law, the sheriff must issue a permit to any applicant who is qualified to possess a firearm. Applicants must be 21 years or older, have no felony record, no drug addiction, mental illnesses, domestic violence crime conviction, or be an undocumented immigrant. If you are having concerns with the new law or are being charged with something, our professionals of Kajioka & Associates, Attorneys at Law can assist you.

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