Monday, March 4, 2013 | 4:32 p.m.
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.