Nevada bill lowering concealed carry age for vets to 18 heads to governor
By Chris Eger
The state Senate last week approved a popular House measure to allow veterans and those on active duty over 18 and under 21 to get a Nevada carry permit.
The proposal, AB 118, which passed the Assembly 34-4 in April and the Senate 20-zero on Thursday, would expand the protection to carry concealed weapons to members of the military who are 18 and older.
“The men and women in our military are given the awesome responsibility of protecting our lives on a daily basis,” said Assemblyman Skip Daly, D-Sparks, in a statement. “Right now the law states that you must be 21 or over to obtain a permit, and yet the military has already given them the responsibility of carrying a weapon. It does not make sense that our younger members of the military would be trusted to carry a gun in our defense, but not in their everyday lives.”
Daly’s narrowly tailored bill allows active or reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard, or those honorably released, to apply for a carry permit if they are at least 18 years of age. Local sheriffs can refuse or revoke a permit to those who have dishonorable or other than honorable