ST. GEORGE – Utah’s concealed carry firearm permits are now recognized in Nevada thanks to a new law that went into effect July 1.
“The state of Nevada will now honor concealed carry weapons permits from the state of Utah provided the permit holder is age 21 or older,” the Mesquite Police Department said in a statement Friday. “This applies to visitors to the state of Nevada.”
Nevada originally had concealed carry permit reciprocity with 16 other states with permit requirements that were equal to or greater than its own. At the time these requirements included live-fire training – something which Utah doesn’t require as a part of a concealed carry permit application.
The change extends Nevada’s concealed carry permit reciprocity from 16 states to 26.
The measure expanding Nevada’s recognition of additional out-of-state permits was a part of overall piece of gun legislation signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval last year, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Anyone intending to visit Nevada and concealed carry can find a list of recognized out-of-state permits and general information about state firearms laws on the Nevada Department of Public Safety website.
Utah’s concealed carry permit has reciprocity in 37 states.
- Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation: Concealed carry permit information
- Nevada Department of Public Safety: Concealed carry permit information
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