Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings
Sec. § 33.600
Requirements for surrender of firearm in possession of adverse party.


1.

After a court orders an adverse party to surrender any firearm pursuant to NRS 33.590, the adverse party shall, immediately after service of the order:

(a)

Surrender any firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control to the appropriate law enforcement agency designated by the court in the order; or

(b)

Surrender any firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control to a person, other than a person who resides with the adverse party, designated by the court in the order.

2.

If the court orders the adverse party to surrender any firearm to a law enforcement agency pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1, the law enforcement agency shall provide the adverse party with a receipt which includes a description of each firearm surrendered and the adverse party shall, not later than 72 hours or 1 business day, whichever is later, after surrendering any such firearm, provide the original receipt to the court. The law enforcement agency shall store any such firearm or may contract with a licensed firearm dealer to provide storage.

3.

If the court orders the adverse party to surrender any firearm to a person designated by the court pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1, the adverse party shall, not later than 72 hours or 1 business day, whichever is later, after surrendering any such firearm, provide to the court and the appropriate law enforcement agency the name and address of the person designated in the order and a written description of each firearm surrendered.

4.

If there is probable cause to believe that the adverse party has not surrendered any firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control within the time set forth in subsections 2 and 3, the court may issue and deliver to any law enforcement officer a search warrant which authorizes the officer to enter and search any place where there is probable cause to believe any such firearm is located and seize the firearm.

5.

If, while executing a search warrant pursuant to subsection 4, the health or safety of the officer or the adverse party is put at risk because of any action of the adverse party, the law enforcement officer is under no duty to continue to attempt to execute the search warrant and the execution of the warrant shall be deemed unsuccessful. If such execution is unsuccessful, the law enforcement agency shall, as soon as practicable after the risk has subsided, attempt to execute the search warrant until the search warrant is successfully executed.

6.

A law enforcement agency shall return any surrendered or seized firearm to the adverse party:

(a)

In the manner provided by the policies and procedures of the law enforcement agency;

(b)

After confirming that:

(1)

The adverse party is eligible to own or possess a firearm under state and federal law; and

(2)

Any ex parte or extended order issued pursuant to NRS 33.570 or 33.580 is dissolved or no longer in effect; and

(c)

As soon as practicable but not more than 14 days after the dissolution of an ex parte or extended order.

7.

If a person other than the adverse party claims title to any firearm surrendered or seized pursuant to this section and he or she is determined by the law enforcement agency to be the lawful owner, the firearm must be returned to him or her, if:

(a)

The lawful owner agrees to store the firearm in a manner such that the adverse party does not have access to or control of the firearm; and

(b)

The law enforcement agency determines that:

(1)

The firearm is not otherwise unlawfully possessed by the lawful owner; and

(2)

The person is eligible to own or possess a firearm under state or federal law.

8.

As used in this section, “licensed firearm dealer” means a person licensed pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 923(a).
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