One-in-twenty Nevadans has a concealed firearm permit, based on October 2019’s count by the Department of Public Safety of permits issued by county. A total of 130,426 permits are active across the state. Unsurprisingly, Clark and Washoe counties lead the total.
That means 4.3% of all Nevadans have a permit and among adults, it’s nearly 6% of all adults, certainly more than 6% for all eligible adults. “Eligible adults” are non-felons without a major criminal history and age 21 and up, excluding certain veterans 18 an up. This is based on an estimated 3,034,000 million people (in 2018) and 2,217,723 adults.
This is a ratio on par with Texas and we have more permissive carry laws in Nevada.
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Clayton E. Cramer
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