Utah's Personal Protection Laboratory




Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Utah Permits no longer valid in Nevada

Concealed Carry in Nevada -

From the Utah Shooting Sports Council Information Alert for all members and
supporters. 6/24/09:

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR UTAH CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT HOLDERS- NO MORE NEVADA
CARRY!

Nevada authorities have decided that Utah Concealed Weapon Permits will NOT,
repeat NOT, be recognized in Nevada effective July 1, 2009.

Even though Nevada has recognized Utah permits for several years, they
recently reviewed permits from all states and decided that they will no
longer recognize permits from Utah or Florida. The excuses given are that
Nevada law requires the other states permit requirements to be
"substantially similar to" those of Nevada. However, since Utah does not
require live fire to get a permit, Nevada will no longer recognize our
permit. Florida permits are good for seven years, but Nevada permits are
only good for five years, providing the excuse for dropping Florida.

The people involved with Nevada permits seem to include a few powerful
members of the law enforcement community who are hostile to private citizens
self defense rights.

Utah Shooting Sports Council and the National Rifle Association will
continue to pursue actions to restore recognition of Utah permits by Nevada,
but it may take several years and changes to the Nevada laws.

Meanwhile, DO NOT CARRY IN NEVADA with a Utah Concealed Weapons Permit!