Nevada () is a state in the Western United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 32nd most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City.
Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War (the words "Battle Born" also appear on the state flag); as the "Sagebrush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as the "Sage-hen State".Nevada is largely desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.Before European contact, American Indians of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes inhabited the land that is now Nevada. The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish. They called the region Nevada (snowy) because of the snow which covered the mountains in winter. The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821. The United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, and it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War (the first being West Virginia).Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century. Nevada is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in Clark County (Las Vegas), Washoe County (Reno) and Carson City (which, as an independent city, is not within the boundaries of any county). The tourism industry remains Nevada's largest employer, with mining continuing as a substantial sector of the economy: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world.

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  1. LVLouisCyphre

    Nevada  AB286; "unfinished firearms" illegal in Nevada

    NV Gov Silly signed AB286. The Firearm Policy Coalition filed the lawsuit within 24 hours of it being signed into law. This over reaching legislation bans unfinished receivers, firearm parts and even serialized receivers by non-FFL holders. That's right, your caliber conversion kits are now...
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    Nevada  Treasonous Nevada Gov signs Gun Ban Bill

    This new Nevada State law prohibits ownership of any gun lacking a serial number, although guns dating before 1969 will be exempt-- What about the people who legally assembled 80% or any firearm(s) without serial #'s-- are they to become instant felons or be forced to turn their once legal...
  3. Joe Link

    Nevada  Gun sales surge, overwhelming NV’s background check system amid calls to ‘defund the police’

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/victor-joecks/victor-joecks-gun-sales-surge-overwhelming-nvs-background-check-system-amid-calls-to-defund-the-police-2066910/
  4. Jayc71

    Checking in from Nevada

    Greetings all, stay safe out there!
  5. Joe Link

    Nevada  Judge in Las Vegas Shooting Case Seeks State Ruling on Gun Makers’ Immunity

    https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/05/20/569346.htm
  6. Joe Link

    Nevada  Las Vegas man accused of possessing pipe bomb, firearm silencers

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/las-vegas-man-accused-of-possessing-pipe-bomb-firearm-silencers-2030725/
  7. Joe Link

    Nevada  6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nevada near Area 51; quake felt from Utah to California

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/earthquake-nevada-felt-from-utah-to-california
  8. Joe Link

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    https://news.bloomberglaw.com/product-liability-and-toxics-law/colt-others-face-reinstated-las-vegas-shooting-claim-over-ar-15
  9. Joe Link

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  10. DB is Here

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    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/court-ruling-ar-15s-are-now-machineguns-in-nevada-apparently/
  11. Joe Link

    Nevada  Gun Makers Must Face Wrongful-Death Claims Over Las Vegas Shooting

    https://www.courthousenews.com/gun-makers-must-face-a-familys-wrongful-death-claims-in-las-vegas-shooting-dispute/
  12. DB is Here

    Nevada  County Sheriff in Nevada regarding Red Flag laws

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  13. DB is Here

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    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/nevada-sheriff-facing-recall-his-plans-enforce-red-flag-law/
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    Clark County Shooting Complex (Las Vegas)

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  15. Joe Link

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