In Nevada law, "firearm" is just another word for gun. Legally, a firearm is any device that was designed to be used as a weapon and operates by ejecting a projectile (bullet) through a barrel using explosive or combustive force.1 In other words, firearms include everything from pistols and revolvers to rifles.
You do not need a license to own or buy a gun in Nevada, though you will need to submit to a Brady background check (which typically costs $25.00). Clark County no longer requires the registrations of handguns or a seventy-two hour waiting period.
To find LVMPD branch locations that do handgun registration, visit the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department website or call (702) 828-3111.
You will also need to obtain a Nevada concealed carry permit (CCW permit) if you wish to carry your gun concealed in public.
If you are facing charges for a firearms crime, please call our Las Vegas Criminal Defense lawyers at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free consultation. We may be able to negotiate your charges down or dismiss them.
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