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Legal Information: Nevada

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
March 26, 2018

If the abuser's gun is taken away, what will happen to it?

In an extended order for protection, the judge can order that the abuser turn over to law enforcement or sell/transfer any firearms to a licensed firearm dealer - either must be done within 24 hours of service (receipt) of the order.* If there is probable cause to believe that the abuser has not surrendered, sold or transferred any firearm in his/her possession or control within 24 hours after service of the order, the judge can issue a search warrant authorizing a law enforcement officer to enter and search any place where there is probable cause to believe any firearm is located and seize (take) the firearm.** In general, when an order for protection expires, the firearm will be returned to the abuser. However, if the firearm is taken away due to it being used in a crime or if possession of the firearm violates the law, it will be disposed of by law enforcement.***

* N.R.S. §§ 33.031(1); 33.033(1)
** N.R.S. § 33.033(5)
*** See N.R.S. § 202.340