Nevada Division of State Parks
901 S Stewart St, Ste. 5005
Carson City NV
The Nevada Firearms Coalition provides the following comments in regards to the required amendment of State Parks Regulations, Chapter 407.105 in accordance with Nevada law effective July 1, 2011 (AB-282).
407.105.1. (b) Discharge a firearm; we suggest that the wording be amended to state: Discharge a firearm unless in defense of human life.
407.105.1. (d) Throw a knife, hatchet, spear, stone or projectile; we suggest that the wording be amended to state: Throw a knife, hatchet or spear. It is hard to imagine that a child throwing a rock would be subject to legal consequences. This is an overstatement of intent, or just poorly worded.
407.105.2 We suggest the wording be amended as follows:
2. The administrator will designate zones in which a properly licensed person may take wildlife with any legal device as designated by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners pursuant to chapter 503 of NAC. At each park in which a zone is designated pursuant to this subsection, the ranger in charge of the region or the supervisor of the park shall post for public display at the headquarters of the park, and at each area within the park the designated zones.
3. There is no reference in this rule as to what constitutes a “designated firing range.” From your public documents it does not appear that the Parks Department owns or operates any “designated firing ranges” and if there is no intent to provide “designated firing ranges” or designated firing areas within state parks, then this paragraph is deceptive and should be stricken. Paragraph 407.105.1(b) accomplishes the same fact. If however, there is a designated “firing range” on a State park, this paragraph should provide for the following:
3. The administrator will designate a firing range, or designated firing areas, and allow for the operation of same. At each park in which a firing range or firing area is designates the ranger in charge of the region or the supervisor of the park shall post for public display at the headquarters of the park, and at each area within the park the designated firing ranges or designated firing areas.
Don Turner, President
“The Nevada Firearms Coalition is dedicated to the ownership and safe use of firearms for self-defense, competition, recreation and hunting.”