I got a possession of marijuana charge a month ago and I already owned guns what will happen what should I do. Also does it disqualify me from just buying or possessing a fire arm
Assuming that it was a misdemeanor, which should be a safe assumption, the offense that you are currently charged with should not affect your right to own or carry a weapon.
Yes, you can have a firearm. If you get a felony, or felony case related to drugs, you
NRS 202.360 Ownership or possession of firearm by certain persons prohibited; penalties.
1. A person shall not own or have in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control any firearm if the person:
(a) Has been convicted of a felony in this or any other state, or in any political subdivision thereof, or of a felony in violation of the laws of the United States of America, unless the person has received a pardon and the pardon does not restrict his or her right to bear arms;
(b) Is a fugitive from justice; or
(c) Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance.
A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $5,000.
2. A person shall not own or have in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control any firearm if the person:
(a) Has been adjudicated as mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility; or
(b) Is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.
A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
3. As used in this section:
(a) “Controlled substance” has the meaning ascribed to it in 21 U.S.C. § 802(6).
(b) “Firearm” includes any firearm that is loaded or unloaded and operable or inoperable.
Clark County, Nevada practitioner.
For purposes of your question, a marijuana conviction does not prohibit you from purchasing a firearm and should not prevent you from getting a concealed weapons permit (“CCW”). However, please note that a CCW is a privilege license which includes a background check by METRO, a proficiency examination and satisfying other requirements. Given your interest, you should also keep in mind sealing your record after the prescribed time has expired.
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