A Nevada firearm bill of sale is used to record the purchase and sale of one or more guns in a private transaction between a buyer and seller. It is against the law to transfer firearms without conducting a background check on the buyer. The only exception to this rule is when a weapon is transferred between immediate family members. To complete a private transaction, both the buyer and seller will need to go to a licensed arms dealer and complete the ATF Form 4473 to request the background check. The seller will need to verify the firearm dealer’s process and fees for accommodating private sales. If the buyer is approved for purchase, the two parties can complete the payment and transfer the weapon.
- Firearm laws – Title 15, Chapter 202, “Weapons” (§ 202.253 – 202.369)
- Background check required? Yes, private vendors must complete background checks on all firearm buyers.
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
In Nevada, individuals are required to obtain a Carrying Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW) to be able to carry a concealed weapon legally. However, no permit is required to open carry firearms in the state. Residents can apply and pay for a CCW at their local sheriff’s office. The minimum age for CCW permits is twenty-one (21), and applicants will be required to have their fingerprints taken.