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Nevada Ends Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity With 6 States : OH, FL, MS, SC, SD, VA

June 28, 2021 UPDATE: Reciprocity with Ohio has been reinstated after the state's removal was found to be in error. For more information on Ohio's reciprocity with Nevada click here.

July 1, 2021 UPDATE: Reciprocity with South Dakota has been reinstated after the state's removal was reversed. For more information on South Dakota's reciprocity with Nevada click here.

 

Concealed carriers with permits issued in Ohio, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia will no longer be allowed to carry their handgun in the state of Nevada. The change will go into effect as of July First, 2021.

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In particular, Nevada, Reno, and Las Vegas are popular vacation destinations, so this is sure to affect many concealed carriers across the country.

According to the Nevada Revised Statutes: NRS 202.3689

NRS 202.3689 Department to prepare list of states that meet certain requirements concerning permits; Department to provide copy of list to law enforcement agencies in this State; Department to make list available to public.

      1.  On or before July 1 of each year, the Department shall:

      (a) Determine whether each state requires a person to complete any training, class or program before the issuance of a permit to carry a concealed firearm in that state.

      (b) Determine whether each state has an electronic database which identifies each individual who possesses a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by that state and which a law enforcement officer in this State may access at all times through a national law enforcement telecommunications system.

      (c) Prepare a list of states that meet the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b).

      (d) Provide a copy of the list prepared pursuant to paragraph (c) to each law enforcement agency in this State.

      2.  The Department shall, upon request, make the list prepared pursuant to subsection 1 available to the public.

Nevada has Reciprocity With:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho Enhanced Permit
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota (Class 1)
  • Ohio (reinstated after it was removed in error)
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

You can find this list of approved states by clicking here.

50 state reciprocity

Reciprocity and gun laws change more than we may think. It is always essential to know the laws of the states you plan on visiting. The best one-stop shop for reciprocity and state-specific gun and self-defense law is undoubtedly our book Legal Boundaries By State.

It is available as a hard copy and digital copy. The digital copy is regularly updated when laws change, and you get free access to the digital copy if you purchase the physical book. You won't find a more comprehensive and up-to-date resource.

legal boundaries by state

You can also check out our accurate reciprocity map builder here.

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12 Responses to Nevada Ends Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity With 6 States : OH, FL, MS, SC, SD, VA

  1. George Wooden June 17, 2021 at 5:57 am #

    For what reason did Ohio, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia fall outside the boundaries of Nevada’s concealed carry law? Are residents of those states still permitted to have a weapon while in Nevada For legal purposes?

    • Jacob Paulsen June 17, 2021 at 7:43 am #

      George you can see the criteria above. Each of those states does require training so I’m left to assume the issue is the lack of a database that law enforcement officers in NV have access to.

      • James Sizemore June 24, 2021 at 9:41 am #

        Yeah, that must be it.

  2. Gary June 17, 2021 at 6:17 am #

    Good information but it would be great to know why Nevada changed their reciprocity with these states.

    Florida for example requires a training class for concealed carry – not sure about the electronic database. I would think that we do have one.

    • Jacob Paulsen June 17, 2021 at 7:43 am #

      Gary you can see the criteria above. Each of those states does require training so I’m left to assume the issue is the lack of a database that law enforcement officers in NV have access to.

      • Matthew L July 1, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

        Actually Mississippi doesn’t require training for a concealed carry permit. If you want to get the “enhanced sticker” that allows you to ignore most of the restrictions on the regular permit /constitutional carry, then you have to attend training.

  3. Thomas June 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

    If they use L.E.R.M.S. in Nevada then they have the database for Ohio as our concealed handgun licenses are tied to our drivers license/vehicle registration.

  4. Thomas June 19, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

    Well, I guess I’m crossing Vegas and Reno off of my list of future vacation destinations.

  5. John June 21, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

    Training in Nevada may be more difficult for those from the Non-reciprocity states.

  6. Jeff June 25, 2021 at 8:03 am #

    Papers, please….

  7. Richard June 25, 2021 at 9:45 am #

    NV does have non-resident permits.

  8. Mark June 25, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

    Here’s what happened in Ohio. Looks like a communication fail, and it’s been resolved according to this.

    https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/nevada-drops-ohio-chl-reciprocity-bfa-works-fix

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