Possession of explosive or incendiary device in or near certain public or private areas: Penalty; exceptions.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a person shall not possess any explosive or incendiary device or any explosive or incendiary material, substance or component that may be readily converted to an explosive or incendiary device:
(a) In or upon any public street or highway in this state;
(b) In or near any private habitation, public place or any place open to the public; or
(c) In, on or near any public conveyance.
2. A person who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
3. This section does not prohibit a person from possessing any material, component, substance or device:
(a) As required for the performance of his duties related to mining, agriculture, construction or any other valid occupational purpose, or if the person is authorized by a governmental entity which has lawful control over such matters to use those items in the performance of his duties;
(b) In an amount which, if detonated or otherwise exploded, would not ordinarily cause substantial bodily harm to another person or substantial harm to the property of another; or
(c) As part of a model rocket or engine for a model rocket that is designed, sold and used for the purpose of propelling a model rocket.
Last modified: February 25, 2006