Question from Kay, Is a Derringer Illegal in Nevada?
Answer from AI:
In general, owning a derringer, which is a type of small-sized handgun, is not illegal in Nevada. However, there are certain conditions and regulations that must be met and followed according to Nevada state law and federal law.
Nevada State Law
Under Nevada law, most adults can own a firearm, including a derringer, without needing a permit. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, certain individuals are prohibited from owning firearms, such as:
- Individuals convicted of domestic violence
- Individuals under a restraining order
- Individuals adjudicated as mentally ill
Federal law also has restrictions on who can own a firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968, for example, prohibits the possession of firearms by certain categories of individuals, including those convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for over one year, fugitives from justice, and individuals unlawfully in the United States.
Carrying a Derringer in Nevada
While owning a derringer is generally legal, carrying it concealed on your person requires a permit in Nevada. According to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 202.350, it is illegal to carry concealed firearms without a permit.
It’s important to note that while this information provides a general overview, it does not constitute legal advice. Laws can change, and the specifics of your situation can significantly impact how the law applies to you. If you have questions about owning or carrying a derringer in Nevada, you should consult with a legal professional. They can provide advice tailored to your situation and keep you updated on any changes in the law.
For more information on Nevada’s gun laws, you can visit the Nevada Legislature’s website. For federal laws, you can refer to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).