In recent years, Nevada has made significant progress in its gun safety laws, improving its grade on our Annual Gun Law Scorecard from a D to a C+, but the state can still do much more to save lives from gun violence. In 2019, Nevada enacted an extreme risk protection order law, trigger activator ban, and child access prevention law as part of a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, a survivor of the Las Vegas Route 91 shooting. In 2017, Nevada had the 14th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at the third-highest rate. To further improve the state’s gun laws, legislators could prohibit all domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing firearms and ammunition and require a waiting period before all gun sales.

  • Universal background checks

  • Mental health record reporting to federal background check databases

  • Relinquishment requirement for people who become prohibited from possessing guns

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Licensing authority has discretion to deny a concealed carry permit

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Waiting period