Utah-issued concealed carry permits now recognized in Nevada

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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.

Read more: Conceal carry: No small decision –  one reporter’s thoughts on getting a concealed carry permit here.


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  • ladybugavenger July 5, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Yippie! I don’t own a gun but I would certainly hope that if someone was shooting up people that one of the people with a concealed weapon is there to protect me. 🙂

  • .... July 6, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Everybody should carry a gun because of all the RealLowlife’s out there

  • RealMcCoy July 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Everyday conceal carry is a good habit to have, and a great right to exercise.
    It’s always been an aggravation to have to leave my cc in the car when in Nevada. Every day carriers will understand- you just feel naked without it. It’s the same feeling you get if you don’t buckle up when driving, you don’t feel secure, like something is missing.

  • Henry July 6, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Utah should include a requirement for live fire proficiency in order to obtain a concealed carry permit. My former state had such a requirement, and some people in the concealed carry class couldn’t hit the required number of targets. More range time hopefully enabled them to become proficient enough to qualify.

  • sagemoon July 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I am so glad to hear this. I feel so much safer travelling alone with a gun in my purse.

  • Ron July 7, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Great news. Now I won’t have to renew my Nevada permit in a year.

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