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Nevada Senate passes bill revising concealed weapons law

CARSON CITY — A bill revising Nevada’s law on concealed weapons has been unanimously passed by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly.

The bill revises the definition of a firearm and permits a person to get one concealed weapon permit for multiple handguns.

Present law defines a concealed firearm as a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver or other firearm. The new law defines it as a “handgun.”

Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, who sponsored the bill, said it is not a reaction to recent mass shooting incidents.

The bill would prevent an individual from sawing down a weapon to fit within the concealed weapon law, Settelmeyer said.

Also, once a person receives a concealed weapon permit for one gun, he or she would not have to get another permit for a different handgun.

The law requires a person to complete a firearms safety training course before a permit is issued.

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