Nevada Stops Honoring Arizona's CCW Permits

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RENO - The State of Nevada will no longer recognized conceal carry permits issued from the state of Arizona.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association voted unanimously to end the recognition of Arizona concealed weapon permits, because of a change in the Grand Canyon State's requirements.

Earlier in the month the NvSCA was notified by Las Vegas area firearms instructors that Arizona had substantially lowered their standards as compared to those required by Nevada.

According to the NvSCA the Nevada Department of Public Safety contacted the Arizona Department of Public Safety to conduct an audit. Arizona DPS confirmed significant changes were made by their legislative body in 2010 and 2011. Some of the more significant changes removed statutory minimum training requirements and removed statutory marksmanship and judgmental shooting requirements. These changes created a substantially dissimilar training requirement in comparison to Nevada.

According to Arizona's lawmakers also passed a "constitutional carry" law in 2010 which allows anyone older than 21, who can legally own a gun, to carry it concealed.