In an appeal before the Nevada Supreme Court, a convicted felon argued that the Nevada law prohibiting felons from possessing firearms violated the Second Amendment in Pohlabel v. Nevada.
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The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state law. It explained that convicted felons do not have Second Amendment rights, and therefore, that laws prohibiting felons from possessing firearms do not violate the Second Amendment. This decision is particularly significant for its strong language confirming that felons are entirely excluded from the Second Amendment’s protection.