Nevada no longer recognizes Arizona’s concealed weapon permits
CARSON CITY — Beginning today, Nevada no longer recognizes Arizona's concealed weapons permits, the Nevada Department of Public Safety announced.
At a Feb. 28 meeting of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ association, the groups unanimously agreed to end the recognition of concealed weapon permits. According to a news release, the action was taken in accordance with Nevada Revised Statue 202.3689.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety is charged with the responsibility to audit other states’ concealed weapon laws and training regulations. In accordance with Nevada law other states must have an electronic database of permit holders, which is accessible 24 hours a day by law enforcement, and their training standards must be substantially similar to, or more stringent than the State of Nevada.
In early February the NvSCA was notified by Las Vegas area firearms instructors that Arizona had substantially altered their training requirements to standards below that required by Nevada, the news release states.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety contacted the Arizona Department of Public Safety to conduct an audit. Arizona DPS confirmed significant changes were made by their legislative body in 2010 and 2011. Some of the more significant changes removed statutory minimum training requirements and removed statutory marksmanship and judgmental shooting requirements. These changes created a substantially dissimilar training requirement in comparison to Nevada, according to the Department of Public Safety.
At the Feb. 28 meeting of the NvSCA DPS officials presented their audit findings, and subsequently the NvSCA voted to end the recognition of Arizona concealed weapon permits.