reply to post by tarifa37
Different states have different laws concerning gun ownership. We submit to a state criminal background check in the state of Nevada. There is no
registration of any firearms in Nevada except for Clark County(Las Vegas) where you must register handguns and obtain what is called a blue card.
Rifles are exempt from registration. Nevada has a state preemption law that says gun laws in Nevada may not be made more restrictive than existing
State law, Clark County had their rules before the preemption law went into effect, those regulations were grandfathered in.
In the rest of Nevada there are no registration or licensing laws whatsoever. There are also no restrictions on magazine capacity, pistol grips,
storage, or anything else. If you want to carry concealed you must pass a course and a background check, be finger printed, and if all goes well you
will have a CCW which you MUST carry if you are going to carry concealed. We also have open carry policy in all of Nevada. Meaning you can wear your
pistol on your hip if you choose or carry an AR15 down the street...Just expect weird looks and the cops to stop and ask a few questions if you have
an AR. I open carry with pistols and have been stopped only once 'cause it's at night and people don't usually open carry in my neighborhood. There
are enhancements in criminal law if you use a gun in a crime. You must be 18 to purchase a rifle of any kind, and you must be 21 to purchase a
No full auto machine guns are sold but to class three federal firearms licensed owners, same goes for suppressors which are restricted at the Federal
level. If you have this license you can freely own auto weapons in Nevada. Semi-auto weapons are not restricted in any form.
Right next door is California where gun registration of any weapon is mandatory, anything with a pistol grip is illegal. There are restrictions on
magazine size, and anything semi-auto must have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds(rifles actually). CCWs are also issued in this state. No auto weapons
allowed outside of LE and military.
As you can see, some states are more restrictive than others, and some states aren't restricted at all.
Arizona is much like Nevada except they don't require permits to carry concealed. Neither does Alaska or Vermont. We're among the least restrictive
states in the union and we have very high rates of ownership. Because of this we also have great firearms facilities where people can learn anything
they feel they need to learn to effectively use their weapons.
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head...(It's late here) Some laws can be confusing, especially at Federal level. State laws tend
to be pretty straight forward. But in Federal law, if you're not careful, the wrong part on a rifle can get you thrown in prison. It is ALWAYS
important to READ and INTERNALIZE ALL gun laws that apply in your state, and if your state doesn't have a preemption law, in your county or city. You
are also responsible for understanding Federal gun laws and how they apply to you and your weapons.
Always be legal, always be safe.
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