Nevada to allow young soldiers to carry concealed weapons

Monday, May 22, 2017|7 p.m.

CARSON CITY– Nevada is lowering the age requirement for licenses to bring concealed weapons to 18 for active-duty soldiers and honorably discharged veterans.

The unique exemption for young military members and veterans works immediately under the expense Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law on Monday.

Nevada presently limits concealed-carry licenses to people age 21 or older. Among other requirements, they need to have never been founded guilty of a violent criminal offense, not currently be on parole or probation, or be the topic of a protective order.

Democratic Assemblyman Avoid Daly of Sparks sponsored the bill to make young servicemen and women qualified, too. He argues the military has trained them to correctly utilize their weapons and other weapons.

Dishonorably released veterans are still enabled to make an application for the permits upon turning 21.

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