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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘State Right to Bear Arms in Nevada.’ Other Laws & Policies. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 27 November

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State Right to Bear Arms in Nevada

The Constitution of the State of Nevada, Article 1, § 11(1) provides that "[e]very citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes."

There are no cases interpreting Article 1, § 11(1). The Supreme Court of Nevada has held, however, in a case interpreting the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, that "the authority to regulate weapons comes from a state's police powers." Hardison predated the 1982 enactment of Article 1, § 11(1)…

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