Over 772,000 Nevada residents experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Fortunately, many victims survive these traumatic events; however, Nevada reported 26 domestic violence homicides in 2016, 69% of whom died by firearms. An abuser’s access to firearms can determine a victim’s chances of survival; domestic violence firearm prohibitions and removal laws save lives.
Nevada prohibits possession of firearms by persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Nevada prohibits the subject of a final order of protection from purchasing any firearm. A court issuing a final order may prohibit the subject of the order from possessing any firearm. Nevada does not require removal of firearms from persons subject to temporary or final orders of protection; however, a court issuing a final order of protection may require removal of firearms.