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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Nevada.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 December

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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Nevada

Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

Similarly, Nevada prohibits any person from owning or possessing a firearm if he or she:

- Has been convicted of a felony in Nevada, any other state, or under federal law;
- Is a fugitive from justice;
- Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance;
- Has been adjudicated mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility; or
- Is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

Firearm transfers by private sellers (non-firearms dealers) are not subject to background checks in Nevada, although federal and state purchaser prohibitions still apply. Nevada does, however, provide that a private person who wishes to transfer a firearm may request that the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History perform a background check on the transferee…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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