MESQUITE, Nev. (KRNV & Mynews4.com) -On Thursday, February 28, 2013 the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ association voted unanimously to end the recognition of Arizona concealed weapon permits.
In a release that went out to media today, the association states that as of today, the State of Nevada will no longer recognize Arizona concealed weapon permits. The Nevada Department of Public Safety is charged with the responsibility to audit other states' concealed weapon laws and training regulations. In accordance with Nevada law, other states must have an electronic database of permit holders, which is accessible 24 hours a day by law enforcement, and their training standards must be substantially similar to, or more stringent that the State of Nevada, according to the release.
In early February the NvSCA was notified by Las Vegas area firearms instructors that Arizona had substantially altered their
training requirements to standards below that required by Nevada. The Nevada Department of Public Safety contacted the Arizona Department of Public Safety to conduct an audit.
According to the association's release, 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.
At the February 28th meeting of the NvSCA DPS officials presented their audit findings, and subsequently the NvSCA voted to end the recognition of Arizona concealed weapon permits.