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Nevada criminalizes the straw purchase of a firearm by making it a felony to:

  • Sell , transfer or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to another person, or
  • Purchase a firearm on behalf of another person with the intent to transfer the firearm to that person,

if he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the other person is

  • Under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a felony in this or any other state;
  • Prohibited from possessing a firearm; or
  • Is a known member of a criminal gang.1

Nevada has no other laws aimed at firearms trafficking.


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  1. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 202.362.[]