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Legal Statutes: Nevada

UPDATED March 18, 2016

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Dangerous Weapons and Firearms

back to top202.360. Ownership or possession of firearm by certain persons prohibited; penalties

1. A person shall not own or have in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control any firearm if the person:

(a) Has been convicted of a felony in this or any other state, or in any political subdivision thereof, or of a felony in violation of the laws of the United States of America, unless the person has received a pardon and the pardon does not restrict his or her right to bear arms;

(b) Is a fugitive from justice; or

(c) Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance.

A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $5,000.

2. A person shall not own or have in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control any firearm if the person:

(a) Has been adjudicated as mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility; or

(b) Is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

3. As used in this section:

(a) “Controlled substance” has the meaning ascribed to it in 21 U.S.C. § 802(6).

(b) “Firearm” includes any firearm that is loaded or unloaded and operable or inoperable.
Amended by Laws 1959, p. 548; Laws 1967, p. 487; Laws 1979, p. 1435; Laws 1983, p. 926; Laws 1985, pp. 453, 594; Laws 1991, p. 72; Laws 1995, p. 1208; Laws 1997, p. 828; Laws 2003, c. 256, § 7, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.