From what I understand, Pahrump never cared to begin with, of course they know most people on a first name basis there. I imagine a typical day for a State DMD worker there would go something like, "Hey Bob, is it time to renew your registration on your pickup truck already? Oh by the way, that's a nice 1911, is it new.?"
Now down here in Vegas, the guards get all bent out of shape because now they aren't the only ones with a gun, therefore they no longer feel special. This is what it really boils down to. People who are in a line of work that grants them the "privilege" to be armed are butt-hurt because they can't intimidate people with that sidearm they've never fired, never cleaned, and probably couldn't even tell it's make model and caliber.
No joke, I was talking to one of the guards at the west Flamingo DMV, young skinny kid with a dark complexion, jet black spiked hair, what the make model and caliber of his revolver was. He honestly told me, he's never bothered to find out. He told me that he would fire it, but they don't provide cleaning supplies or ammunition, and he doesn't want to pay out of pocket for that stuff.
There was a time when the county provided bailiffs for armed security at the DMV, at least then it was a grey haired middle aged man whom could probably hit the broad side of a barn if he needed to. Now that it's been contracted out to a bunch of kids i'm not so sure I'm better off with or without them there.