Nevada Gun Laws

35 Questions
Nevada Gun Laws

Test your knowledge of Nevada's gun laws, including open and concealed carry, where you can carry, buying and selling guns, and self-defense laws. Carrying and owning a gun is a major responsibility and requires excellent knowledge of the law. The importance of this is reflected in the pass/fail curve. Select the best answer for the question. Initials are okay; results are not saved or reported.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A public building:
    • A. 

      Includes private property open to the public

    • B. 

      Is only a place like a store, theater, casino, etc.

    • C. 

      Is a government building, including city/county/local district buildings

    • D. 

      Are only city halls, county offices, courthouses, police/sheriff station

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    I can use deadly force in self-defense:
    • A. 

      Of myself only

    • B. 

      Of myself or my family members only

    • C. 

      Of myself, a family member, or another person

    • D. 

      Only as a last resort

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Thanks to the campus carry law

    • B. 

      Only legal in occupied vehicles, or locked vehicles out of sight, in the parking lot

    • C. 

      Only for teachers and staff

    • D. 

      Only with written permission from the person in charge

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Open carry is legal in Nevada:
    • A. 

      With a permit

    • B. 

      Almost everywhere except schools, colleges/universities, and child care facilities

    • C. 

      Everywhere but inside public buildings

    • D. 

      Only if you don’t have a CCW permit

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    Blue cards:
    • A. 

      Are required for every handgun you own

    • B. 

      Are required to carry a gun in Las Vegas

    • C. 

      Were abolished in 2015

    • D. 

      Were abolished for rifles in 2007

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    “No guns” signs have the force of law:
    • A. 

      Everywhere

    • B. 

      In public buildings

    • C. 

      In public buildings, but only for open carry

    • D. 

      In public buildings, but only for concealed carry

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    You can carry in a federal government building:
    • A. 

      With a federal permit

    • B. 

      If it’s open carry only

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Only within a national park visitor center

    • E. 

      Not inside, but it's okay to have a gun in the parking of a post office

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    Before I can shoot in self-defense, I must: 
    • A. 

      Call the police

    • B. 

      Give a warning

    • C. 

      Retreat even if I didn’t start the fight

    • D. 

      Fire a warning shot

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    Guns are illegal in cars:
    • A. 

      When loaded

    • B. 

      If hidden the glove box, in a compartment, or in a bag

    • C. 

      Carried concealed on your body

    • D. 

      When the officer cannot see the gun, even if openly carried

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Open carry is illegal in:
    • A. 

      Casinos

    • B. 

      North Las Vegas

    • C. 

      Public buildings

    • D. 

      Schools, colleges/universities, or child care facilities

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Require a dealer always

    • B. 

      Are illegal because of Question 1

    • C. 

      Require a blue card in Clark County

    • D. 

      Only require a dealer if the gun is being shipped to the buyer across state lines

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    Concealed carry:
    • A. 

      Doesn’t require a permit if the gun is unloaded

    • B. 

      Doesn't require a permit because Nevada has constitutional carry

    • C. 

      Can be carried in a bag or purse without a permit

    • D. 

      Is legal without a permit on private property

    • E. 

      Without a permit is a misdemeanor

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    If you disobey a “no guns” sign on private property:
    • A. 

      You are guilty of a misdemeanor

    • B. 

      You can be asked to leave or disarm

    • C. 

      Nothing can happen; signs do not have the force of law

    • D. 

      You can only get arrested if there are metal detectors too

    • E. 

      It's okay if it is open carry; the signs only apply to concealed carry

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    You cannot have a round in the chamber when:
    • A. 

      You are openly carrying

    • B. 

      You are in a public building

    • C. 

      If it is a handgun and you do not have a CCW permit

    • D. 

      If it is a rifle or shotgun and you are in a vehicle on a public road

    • E. 

      If you do not have a CCW permit, whether open or concealed carry

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 15. 
    If I have a gun in my car at work and my boss finds out:
    • A. 

      I can’t get in trouble because parking lots are protected

    • B. 

      I can be fired if my employer prohibits it

    • C. 

      I can sue if I get fired because of state preemption

    • D. 

      It’s okay unless I work at a public building

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 16. 
    It’s legal to shoot someone when:
    • A. 

      I just say I was in fear for my life

    • B. 

      To protect property against theft

    • C. 

      To save my own life or someone else’s

    • D. 

      Even if I started the fight and haven’t backed off

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    State preemption of firearm laws means:
    • A. 

      Local governments and agencies can’t make their own gun laws or rules

    • B. 

      Only Clark County is banned from making its own gun laws

    • C. 

      Only Clark County local gun laws are enforceable

    • D. 

      Federal gun laws don’t apply in Nevada

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 18. 
    You can carry concealed past a metal detector (if you don’t get caught) when:
    • A. 

      It’s on private property and you have a CCW permit

    • B. 

      It’s in a public building

    • C. 

      It’s on private property, but there are no signs

    • D. 

      It’s in a public building, but only if you carry concealed

    • E. 

      You are in Reno

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 19. 
    A child under 14 can possess a gun without an adult present:
    • A. 

      As long as it is not a handgun

    • B. 

      As long as it is unloaded

    • C. 

      As long as it is unloaded and at home

    • D. 

      As long as it is openly carried for self-defense on public property

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 20. 
    Which sign most accurately reflects the requirements of NRS 202.3673, firearms in public buildings (not including schools)?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 21. 
    Someone else can buy a gun for me if I have been denied after a background check because I am a prohibited person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    You have to be at least 18 to openly carry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If I was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, I can own a gun as long as I buy it privately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    All guns must be registered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    I can shoot someone who is violently breaking into my house possibly to hurt me. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Open carry is considered brandishing if someone gets scared by it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    I should not openly carry a rifle or shotgun if I’m in an urban area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    If I move to Nevada, my home former state resident CCW permit can be transferred just like my driver license.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    You can carry a firearm while drinking alcohol unless you are .10 BAC or over.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    State preemption means that “no guns” signs don’t apply on private property.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    I can carry concealed inside an airport, as long as I don’t go through security.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    As a Nevada resident, if I have a CCW permit, I don’t have to pay the $25 background check fee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    I can openly carry inside the DMV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    If I carry a gun, I will look cool and people will respect me.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    For it to be open carry, a gun must be "discernible by ordinary observation."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False