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    Clark County Handgun Registration

    Clark County Handgun Registration

    I was considering a job offer in Las Vegas and so I went to the Clark County web site to look up the local ordinance about handgun registration (I had heard that even though the State of Nevada does not require this Clark County does). Well I could not find anything so I called the count and was referred to LV Metro. LV Metro referred me to their web site where I found NRS 244.364 which requires any county with local ordinances predating 1989 to update them. It also tells you how and where to register your handgun.

    BUT, I see nothing there that STATES the requirement to register a handgun. Is it a requirement or just something that they would “like you to do”? If it is a requirement, where can I find a copy of the statute that outlines that requirement?

    Here is the link that LV Metro gave me:
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

    Thanks

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    There's no penalty for registering you handguns and getting your execrable blue card after the deadline. Also, if you acquire a handgun outside Clark County you just bring it to Metro and register it. The whole thing is a joke. I've heard that, unless there's another crime involved or you give the cop grief, they often escort you to the nearest substation and make you register the pistol then and there. I don't know anyone who has actually had to do it though.

    It's actually pretty painless. I bought 3 pistols about a month ago. I met the seller at a station and about 45 minutes later walked out with the pistols and 3 new blue cards. The whole system is a [email protected]$$ joke and should be abolished! I've heard that the only reason it survives is a desire by Metro to hold onto some illusion of power it gives them--but again that's hearsay.
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    Gun Shop owner handed me my new blue card over the counter the last time I purchased a handgun.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    Gun Shop owner handed me my new blue card over the counter the last time I purchased a handgun.




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    Dealers do that--some even laminate them for you (the police don't laminate), and the little form that goes along with it hardly adds any time to the transaction, but he asked about guns he already has. :confused22:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcotariu View Post
    Clark County Handgun Registration
    BUT, I see nothing there that STATES the requirement to register a handgun. Is it a requirement or just something that they would “like you to do”? If it is a requirement, where can I find a copy of the statute that outlines that requirement?
    It is in the Clark County code - Clark County Code
    12.04.110 Registration of pistols within seventy-two hours.

    Any resident of the county receiving title to a pistol, whether by purchase, gift, or any other transfer, and whether from a dealer or from any other person, shall, within seventy-two hours of such receipt, personally appear at the county sheriff’s office, together with the pistol, for the purpose of registering the same with the sheriff. It shall be the duty of the sheriff to register the pistol, and he may, and is hereby authorized to cooperate in any manner he sees fit with other law enforcement agencies, and with licensed dealers, relative to registration of pistols, so that efficient registration shall be secured at minimum cost and duplication. (Ord. 3571 § 3, 2007: Ord. 242 § 11, 1965)

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    varminter22,
    Thanks, that is what I was looking for.

  8. I know dealers in clark have to fill out the blue card registration at the time of purchase but if a clark county resident buys a handgun in lets say reno, will the dealer still register it or will the purchaser have to go to the sheriff themselves?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambino View Post
    I know dealers in clark have to fill out the blue card registration at the time of purchase but if a clark county resident buys a handgun in lets say reno, will the dealer still register it or will the purchaser have to go to the sheriff themselves?

    Thanks
    The Clark County resident will have the burden of registration with LVMPD. Only Clark County retailers will issue the blue card upon purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    Dealers do that--some even laminate them for you (the police don't laminate), and the little form that goes along with it hardly adds any time to the transaction, but he asked about guns he already has. :confused22:

    Any handgun capable of being concealed upon one's person must be registered in Clark County. This would be any handgun with a barrel length of 10 inches or less. There is one exception and that is NFA items.
    Last year I bought a full auto M11/9 machine pistol. Since it requires the CLEO sign-off anyway, it does not need to have a blue card.
    If I wanted to put it on my CFP, I do not have to register it because it is considered by the ATF to be a machine gun and not a handgun even though the manufacturer calls it a machine pistol). I can have it on my permit because Nevada has concealed FIREARMS permits and therefore they are not restricted to revolvers and pistols.
    I would not add this gun to my permit because it is strictly considered an offensive weapon and I fear I would be screwed royally if I used it for a defensive shooting outside of my personal residence. However, this is only my opinion about full auto weapons on CCW permits. YMMV.
    There is one more thing you can do to keep the local LE out of the picture. I bought all my NFA items through my revocable living trust. No fingerprints, no photos, and NO sign-off by the sheriff. Only the feds know where it is. Same thing for my suppressors.
    Oh, and everyone on the Interwebs reading this post.
    Last edited by Teamdigit; 09-28-2009 at 01:42 AM. Reason: clarification about handgun registration
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdigit View Post
    Any handgun capable of being concealed upon one's person must be registered in Clark County. This would be any handgun with a barrel length of 10 inches or less. There is one exception and that is NFA items.
    Last year I bought a full auto M11/9 machine pistol. Since it requires the CLEO sign-off anyway, it does not need to have a blue card.
    If I wanted to put it on my CFP, I do not have to register it because it is considered by the ATF to be a machine gun and not a handgun even though the manufacturer calls it a machine pistol). I can have it on my permit because Nevada has concealed FIREARMS permits and therefore they are not restricted to revolvers and pistols.
    I would not add this gun to my permit because it is strictly considered an offensive weapon and I fear I would be screwed royally if I used it for a defensive shooting outside of my personal residence. However, this is only my opinion about full auto weapons on CCW permits. YMMV.
    Caught you Kurt. You can only have semi-automatic firearms on your Nevada CFP, remember NRS 202.3653? Our permits by statutory definition only authorize you to carry the following; specific (by make, model and caliber) semi-automatic pistols or revolvers and one or two round derringers.

    Florida is the same way. You cannot carry a machine gun on Florida license or one that is honored in Florida per Florida Statute 790.06 (1).
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