Nevada Revised Statutes Section 193.163 - Crimes and Punishments

Additional penalty: Use of handgun containing metal-penetrating bullet in commission of crime.

1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 193.169, any person who uses a handgun containing a metal-penetrating bullet in the commission of a crime shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term equal to and in addition to the term of imprisonment prescribed by statute for the crime. The sentence prescribed by this section runs consecutively with the sentence prescribed by statute for the crime.

2. This section does not create a separate offense but provides an additional penalty for the primary offense, whose imposition is contingent upon the finding of the prescribed fact.

3. As used in this section, “metal-penetrating bullet” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 202.273.

Last modified: February 25, 2006