If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?
It depends. Under Nevada law, a person cannot own or have a gun in his/her possession if s/he:
- has been convicted in Nevada or any other state of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (as defined in our Federal Gun Laws section);
- has been convicted of a felony in Nevada or any other state;
- has been convicted of a stalking in Nevada or any other state and the court entered an "admonishment of rights" (explained here), which prohibits the abuser from having or using a firearm; or
- is a fugitive from justice.*
Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person's right to have a gun under certain circumstances such as when the abuser has been convicted of a felony or certain domestic violence-related crimes or if you have an order of protection against the abuser that meets certain requirements. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
* N.R.S. § 202.360(1)