NRS 244.364 Limited authority to regulate firearms; restrictions concerning registration of certain firearms in county whose population is 700,000 or more.
- Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, the Legislature reserves for itself such rights and powers as are necessary to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in Nevada, and no county may infringe upon those rights and powers. As used in this subsection, "firearm" means any weapon from which a projectile is discharged by means of an explosive, spring, gas, air or other force.
- A board of county commissioners may proscribe by ordinance or regulation the unsafe discharge of firearms.
- If a board of county commissioners in a county whose population is 700,000 or more has required by ordinance or regulation adopted before June 13, 1989, the registration of a firearm capable of being concealed, the board of county commissioners shall amend such an ordinance or regulation to require:
- A period of at least 60 days of residency in the county before registration of such a firearm is required.
- A period of at least 72 hours for the registration of a pistol by a resident of the county upon transfer of title to the pistol to the resident by purchase, gift or any other transfer.
- Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1, as used in this section:
- "Firearm" means any device designed to be used as a weapon from which a projectile may be expelled through the barrel by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.
- "Firearm capable of being concealed" includes all firearms having a barrel less than 12 inches in length.
- "Pistol" means a firearm capable of being concealed that is intended to be aimed and fired with one hand.
(Added to NRS by 1989, 652; A 2007, 1289)
Registration can be accomplished at any Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Substation and at any other law enforcement agency within the incorporated cities of Clark County. (North Las Vegas, Henderson, Overton, and Mesquite).
Registration is quick, simple, and easy. To register simply bring your handgun (unloaded) to any police substation. Submit your State Drivers License or State Identification Card. If you were born outside the United States and its territories, you must also provide either documented proof of U.S. citizenship or documented proof as a permanent resident immigrant. You will receive a cursory background check and given a gun registration card. It's that simple; and there is no registration fee. Please Note: The gun registration card is NOT a permit to carry a firearm concealed. Carrying a firearm concealed without a permit is unlawful and punishable as a felony.
The locations of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Substations and other law enforcement agencies within the incorporated cities of Clark County are listed below:
Convention Center Area Command
750 Sierra Vista
Northeast Area Command
3750 Cecile Ave.
(between Pecos and Walnut)
Northwest Area Command
9850 W. Cheyenne
(West of Grand Canyon)
Enterprise Area Command
6975 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Henderson Police Dept.
223 Lead Street
101 Civic Center Way Laughlin, NV
Mesquite Police Dept
500 Hillside Dr.
North Las Vegas Police
1301 E. Lake Mead Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV
Overton Police Dept.
320 N. Moapa Valley