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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Nevada, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 34.0%1
2002: 31.5%2
2001: 33.8%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Nevada, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 47.97%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Nevada, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 55.9%5 6
1991/2000: 65.9%
1981/1990: 68.1%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Nevada, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 4297
2013: 395
2012: 360
2011: 376
2010: 395
2009: 406
2008: 404
2007: 414
2006: 405
2005: 390
2004: 392
2003: 374
2002: 370
2001: 345
2000: 341
1999: 375

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 15.117
2013: 14.15
2012: 13.07
2011: 13.83
2010: 14.63
2009: 15.12
2008: 15.22
2007: 15.92
2006: 16.05
2005: 16.04
2004: 16.71
2003: 16.63
2002: 17.02
2001: 16.44
2000: 17.06
1999: 19.38

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Nevada, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 1517
2012: 123
2011: 130
2010: 164
2009: 153
2008: 161
2007: 188
2006: 219
2005: 190
2004: 186
2003: 183
2002: 175
2001: 175
2000: 134
1999: 167

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 5.417
2012: 4.47
2011: 4.78
2010: 6.07
2009: 5.70
2008: 6.07
2007: 7.23
2006: 8.68
2005: 7.81
2004: 7.93
2003: 8.14
2002: 8.05
2001: 8.34
2000: 6.71
1999: 8.63

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Nevada, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 887
2012: 77
2011: 84
2010: 90
2009: 97
2008: 100
2007: 131
2006: 131
2005: 115
2004: 123
2003: 114
2002: 114
2001: 109
2000: 89
1999: 100

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 3.157
2012: 2.80
2011: 3.09
2010: 3.33
2009: 3.61
2008: 3.77
2007: 5.04
2006: 5.19
2005: 4.73
2004: 5.24
2003: 5.07
2002: 5.24
2001: 5.19
2000: 4.45
1999: 5.17

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 269 10
2012: 41
2011: 46
2010: 57
2009: 66
2008: 60
2007: 92
2006: 88
2005: 84
2004: 71
2003: 97
2002: 92
2001: 84
2000: 70
1999: 87
1998: 80
1997: 105
1996: 118
1995: 94

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.9312
2012: 1.49
2011: 1.69
2010: 2.11
2009: 2.46
2008: 2.26
2007: 3.54
2006: 3.49
2005: 3.45
2004: 3.03
2003: 4.31
2002: 4.23
2001: 4.00
2000: 3.47
1999: 4.50
1998: 4.32
1997: 5.95
1996: 7.08
1995: 5.94

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 23
2000: 18
1999: 26

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 1.10
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 1.34

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 39 10
2012: 3
2011: 3
2010: 11
2009: 4
2008: 7
2007: 11
2006: 13
2005: 11
2004: 11
2003: 6
2002: 13
2001: 11
2000: 11
1999: 11
1998: 20
1997: 8
1996: 8
1995: 9

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.1112
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.11
2010: 0.41
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.26
2007: 0.42
2006: 0.52
2005: 0.45
2004: 0.47
2003: 0.27
2002: 0.60
2001: 0.52
2000: 0.54
1999: 0.57
1998: 1.08
1997: 0.45
1996: 0.48
1995: 0.57

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 589 10
2012: 26
2011: 26
2010: 16
2009: 21
2008: 26
2007: 20
2006: 32
2005: 29
2004: 28
2003: 16
2002: 4
2001: 12
2000: 8
1999: 5
1998: 14
1997: 7
1996: 4
1995: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.0812
2012: 0.94
2011: 0.96
2010: 0.59
2009: 0.78
2008: 0.98
2007: 0.77
2006: 1.27
2005: 1.19
2004: 1.19
2003: 0.71
2002: 0.18
2001: 0.57
2000: 0.40
1999: 0.26
1998: 0.76
1997: 0.40
1996: 0.24
1995: 0.06

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 8313 10
2012: 71
2011: 81
2010: 86
2009: 93
2008: 95
2007: 126
2006: 126
2005: 109
2004: 112
2003: 110
2002: 103
2001: 83
2000: 62
1999: 65

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Nevada, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.9713 10
2012: 2.57
2011: 2.97
2010: 3.18
2009: 3.46
2008: 3.58
2007: 4.84
2006: 4.99
2005: 4.48
2004: 4.77
2003: 4.89
2002: 4.74
2001: 3.96
2000: 3.10
1999: 3.36

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Nevada, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 5417
2012: 524
2011: 515
2010: 547
2009: 505
2008: 528
2007: 471
2006: 486
2005: 480
2004: 440
2003: 434
2002: 423
2001: 387
2000: 400
1999: 404

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 19.397
2012: 19.02
2011: 18.98
2010: 20.26
2009: 18.81
2008: 19.90
2007: 18.11
2006: 19.27
2005: 19.74
2004: 18.75
2003: 19.30
2002: 19.46
2001: 18.44
2000: 20.02
1999: 20.88

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Nevada, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 2927
2012: 274
2011: 272
2010: 289
2009: 295
2008: 291
2007: 270
2006: 255
2005: 262
2004: 249
2003: 247
2002: 245
2001: 219
2000: 241
1999: 259

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 10.477
2012: 9.95
2011: 10.01
2010: 10.70
2009: 10.99
2008: 10.97
2007: 10.38
2006: 10.11
2005: 10.77
2004: 10.61
2003: 11.98
2002: 11.27
2001: 10.44
2000: 12.06
1999: 13.39

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Nevada, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 2213
2012: 14
2011: 15
2010: 21
2009: 36
2008: 45
2007: 35
2006: 50
2005: 44
2004: 50
2003: 57
2002: 36
2001: 70
2000: 81
1999: 121

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.7913
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.78
2009: 1.34
2008: 1.70
2007: 1.35
2006: 1.98
2005: 1.81
2004: 2.13
2003: 2.53
2002: 1.66
2001: 3.34
2000: 4.05
1999: 6.25

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Nevada, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 3113
2012: 28
2011: 18
2010: 23
2009: 23
2008: 24
2007: 26
2006: 24
2005: 29
2004: 24
2003: 21
2002: 15
2001: 20
2000: 27
1999: 28

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.1113
2012: 1.01
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.85
2009: 0.86
2008: 0.90
2007: 1.00
2006: 0.95
2005: 1.19
2004: 1.02
2003: 0.93
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.95
2000: 1.35
1999: 1.45

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Nevada, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 23913
2012: 232
2011: 239
2010: 245
2009: 236
2008: 222
2007: 209
2006: 181
2005: 189
2004: 175
2003: 169
2002: 194
2001: 129
2000: 133
1999: 110

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 8.5713
2012: 8.41
2011: 8.78
2010: 9.07
2009: 8.79
2008: 8.37
2007: 8.04
2006: 7.17
2005: 7.77
2004: 7.46
2003: 7.51
2002: 8.92
2001: 6.15
2000: 6.66
1999: 5.69

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Nevada, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 3
2006: 4
2005: 5
2004: 8
2003: 5
2002: 1
2001: 2
2000: 6
1999: 2

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.16
2005: 0.21
2004: 0.34
2003: 0.22
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.10
2000: 0.30
1999: 0.10

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Nevada, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Nevada, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Nevada, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Nevada, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 6
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 2
2003: 2
2002: 4
2001: 4
2000: 4
1999: 6

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.23
2006: 0.12
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.09
2002: 0.18
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.20
1999: 0.31

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Nevada, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Nevada, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Nevada, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Nevada, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Nevada, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2012: 2818
2011: 33
2010: 26
2009: 14
2008: 1619
2007: 31
2006: 22
2005: 8
2004: 8
2003: 4
2002: 9
2001: 1120
2000: 8
1999: 14
1998: 13
1997: 4
1996: 4
1995: 12

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Nevada at a rate of 30.621 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Nevada ranked at No. 921 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Nevada is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Nevada includes the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Constitution of Nevada 186423

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Nevada are regulated by the State of Nevada24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Nevada, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Nevada, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, unless manufactured prior to 19 May 1986,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Nevada, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration34 30 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Nevada, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Nevada, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Nevada, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 35 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Nevada is 18 years37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Nevada stipulates38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Nevada, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Nevada, the law does not require40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Nevada, licensed firearm dealers are not required41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Nevada, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Nevada, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Nevada is not obliged44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Nevada is obliged44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Nevada, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Nevada is reported to be

2015: 1,36846
2014: 1,40647
2013: 1,36148
2012: 1,28549
2011: 1,18850

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Nevada, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Nevada, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Nevada do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Nevada do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Nevada include (guns prohibited on or along public highways)55 53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Nevada, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Nevada, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Nevada, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit61 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Nevada, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Nevada, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Nevada, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Nevada, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt (concealed weapons permits issued on or after 7/1/11)63 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Nevada, private guns are prohibited in public buildings with metal detectors (with limited exceptions), state legislative buildings, airports,64 vehicles (loaded long guns),55 universities and schools65 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Nevada as ‘F’66

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Nevada on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 567
2010: 568
2009: 969
2008: 1170
2007: 1171

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Nevada at No. 2872 among 50 US States


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