Federal Regulations Require Changes in Nevada's Background Checks

This just creates additional costs and delays when there is no evidence that I know of that these additional background checks will produce any benefits. KTVN, a Reno TV station, has the story here:

If you have a concealed weapons permit, you'll now have to get a background check every time you buy a new gun.

The federal government is behind the new rule.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it's basically because Nevada's background checks don't meet the federal requirements.

But, the gun owners and concealed weapons permit aren't at all happy about the changes.

Frank Morraele owns The Gun Trader and owns several guns himself, "Prior to the first of July, if you had a concealed weapons permit and you wanted to buy a gun, we would document it and that was good instead of calling the state and charging you $25 for a background check."

To buy a gun and obtain a carry concealed weapons, or C.C.W. permit, someone has to take an all day safety and education class.

And then it's off to the sheriff's office to be fingerprinted and photographed.

It can take 3 or 4 months to be issued a permit after the background checks at the state and federal level.

Van Lizanetz who has a concealed carry weapons permit says, "People that have C.C.W.'s have been through a stringent background check and they have taken clases to get the permit."

Gun owners and those C.C.W. holders say having to go through a background check to buy a new firearm or re-new their C.C.W. is just too much.



Blogger Unknown said...

If you kill people with regulation, is it still murder?

Those of us who have taken the time to learn about gun control know that it is not just inconvenient -- it is costs lives.

7/13/2008 7:03 PM  

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