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Domestic Violence and the 2nd Amendment

Battery Domestic Violence Charge in Nevada Requires Revoking all Firearms

Domestic Violence is one of the most misunderstood charges on the Nevada books. Battery domestic violence involves violence or abuse between people who live together typically spouses and other family members.

Because of the intense media and political attention that surround domestic violence cases, this charge is aggressively prosecuted by law enforcement. Domestic Violence is a misdemeanor for the first and second offenses, but the charge carries other negative effects.

In Nevada, the ability to carry a concealed firearm is revoked with a domestic violence conviction. Someone who is charged, but not convicted of Domestic Violence is still permitted to own a gun, but if convicted, then the privilege to possess a firearm is revoked. Of course, the person convicted would not be able to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

NRS 202.3657 states that a person has a right to carry a concealed firearm if they meet certain minimum requirements, and also that the sheriff may revoke a permit under certain circumstances.

The penalties for Domestic Violence grow more strict with each offense even though the 1st and 2nd charges result in a misdemeanor, and the 3rd and 4th are felonies. Other specific laws that revoke the privilege to carry firearms when convicted of the crime can be found in NRS 202.3657 or contact Potter Law Firm.