Nevada may see little effect of U.S. appeals court gun ruling

LAS VEGAS — Nevadans may see little effect of a federal appeals court ruling that people don’t have a Second Amendment right to carry a concealed weapon, because state law provides broad rights to carry guns.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that enforcement officials can require concealed weapon applicants to show they have a good reason for a permit beyond self-defense.

Nevada permit holders have to be 21, live in the state and not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under other state laws.

Applicants also have to attend a training class, qualify as competent and renew their permit every five years.

About 104,000 people in the Silver State have concealed weapon permits, according to the state Department of Public Safety. That’s about 4 percent of the population.


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