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September 19, 2014

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Nevada Senate passes bill revising concealed weapons law

CARSON CITY — A bill revising Nevada’s law on concealed weapons has been unanimously passed by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly.

The bill revises the definition of a firearm and permits a person to get one concealed weapon permit for multiple handguns.

Present law defines a concealed firearm as a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver or other firearm. The new law defines it as a “handgun.”

Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, who sponsored the bill, said it is not a reaction to recent mass shooting incidents.

The bill would prevent an individual from sawing down a weapon to fit within the concealed weapon law, Settelmeyer said.

Also, once a person receives a concealed weapon permit for one gun, he or she would not have to get another permit for a different handgun.

The law requires a person to complete a firearms safety training course before a permit is issued.

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  1. Absolutely support this, "The bill revises the definition of a firearm and permits a person to get one concealed weapon permit for multiple handguns."

    Commenter Mred stated, "Arizona got rid of the ccw classes and testing with no major problems. If you can own it you can conceal it."

    Both points are reasonable. The ONLY reason the concealed weapons law has merit, is solely because it is an EXTRA layer of security, as those who possess it have undergone background screening and fingerprinting, besides the training and demonstrating you know how to use your weapon. Is that a perfect system to screen out those who should not have weapons? NO. But it is a layer towards that end.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star