See our Gun Dealers policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
Nevada does not license firearms dealers. However, firearms dealers are subject to state laws governing gun sales generally. See the Nevada Private Sales section for further information. Pursuant to the Brady Act, federally licensed firearms dealers must conduct background checks on prospective purchasers each time the dealer transfers a firearm. For additional information, see the Nevada Background Checks section.
Federally licensed firearms dealers or collectors who purchase secondhand firearms or related items at certain shows or exhibits must comply with state recordkeeping,1 reports of transactions,2 and retention of marked or individually identified property3 requirements that apply to all dealers in junk or secondhand materials.4