Hat tip to NV Shooting Sports & Firearms Training Network
All Nevada sheriffs have followed in the footsteps of Clark County/LVMPD and issued a blanket extension for expiring concealed firearm permits (CCWs).
This is an agreement by all sheriffs, not an official state guideline. However, NVSCA is the authority that is given some statutory authority to set standards for training, instructors, and reciprocity. So it does have some authority. Also, a statement like this would put the state in a bad position if they tried to prosecute. We discussed this earlier.
This applies only to permits that expire on or after March 12, 2020. The extension only applies to July 15, 2020.
Text of the Letter
March 30, 2020
Extension of Expired Nevada Concealed Firearms Permits
With the Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic issued by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on March 12, 2020 and the subsequent Emergency Directives issued as well, many Nevada Sheriff’s Offices have reduced their daily operations to only essential functions. In an effort to avoid unnecessary person to person contact and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, administrative functions such as fingerprinting have been suspended which are a necessary part of the investigation for a permit or permit renewal under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 202.366 and 202.3677.
The sheriffs of Nevada recognize that there are concealed firearm permit holders whose valid permits will expire pursuant to NRS 202.366.4 during this time of declared emergency and who have no way of renewing their valid permit until the issuing Sheriff’s Office can again conduct the investigation. There has been no emergency legislation or directive to remedy this circumstance. As such, the sheriffs of Nevada agree that an extension for those affected concealed firearm permits is warranted and is as follows:
The 17 elected sheriffs of Nevada have been queried this date and agree to this extension for the benefit of the citizens they serve. They are requesting that any law enforcement personnel in Nevada and in States who recognize Nevada permits honor this extension as outlined above.
Eric Spratley Executive Director Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association