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genecole
03-26-2008, 00:26
Will be heading to Vegas in early May. Have been looking into the carry laws and I know that my tx chl is no good in NV. I have seen that open carry is allowed in nevada, but that some places were passing deadly weapons statutes. Also saw this "Effective Oct 1, 2007 is legislation that prohibits counties/cities/towns from enacting ordinances more restrictive than state law - the legislature reserves for itself the right to legislate firearms law. This law is retroactive. Hence the draconian ordinances in North Las Vegas and Boulder City should become null and void". So I was wondering what the current laws on carrying there are. More than likely will not open carry in Vegas but mainly curious.

Thanks
Gene Cole III

G19Tony
03-26-2008, 00:38
If you open carry in Las Vegas, you WILL get a visit from LVMPD.

Quiet
03-26-2008, 00:47
Open carry is legal.
Having a loaded handgun in your vehicle (ie. glove/utility box) is also legal.

However, it is recommend that you don't open carry where all the tourists are (ie. Las Vegas; the strip, fremont street, in casinos on the strip). Because, it could make the tourists (who don't know about open carry laws) upset, which would make the casinos and LE upset.

Anywhere else in Clark County or in any other county in NV is fine. Just that Vegas has a large influx of people who are unaware of NV gun laws and go by what they know from where they came from.

So, yes, you can legally open carry in Las Vegas.
But, you are asking to have a meet & greet with Vegas Metro.

If you travel to NV a lot, you might want to invest in a non-resident NV, UT and/or FL CCW permit. Since you have a TX CCW permit, the UT CCW permit would complement it nicely.

RMTactical
03-26-2008, 22:19
See it quite often in the surrounding outskirts, not so much on the strip.

genecole
03-26-2008, 23:05
This will be a one time trip, at least for now. Will just leave the gun at home since we will be around the strip mostly. Thanks for the input guys.

Gene Cole III

LasVegasCop
04-01-2008, 20:02
Open carry is legal.
Having a loaded handgun in your vehicle (ie. glove/utility box) is also legal.

However, it is recommend that you don't open carry where all the tourists are (ie. Las Vegas; the strip, fremont street, in casinos on the strip). Because, it could make the tourists (who don't know about open carry laws) upset, which would make the casinos and LE upset.

Anywhere else in Clark County or in any other county in NV is fine. Just that Vegas has a large influx of people who are unaware of NV gun laws and go by what they know from where they came from.

So, yes, you can legally open carry in Las Vegas.
But, you are asking to have a meet & greet with Vegas Metro.

If you travel to NV a lot, you might want to invest in a non-resident NV, UT and/or FL CCW permit. Since you have a TX CCW permit, the UT CCW permit would complement it nicely.
you need to remember or realize if you didnt already know that every building in Vegas is either private property or government. You can not carry a weapon either concealed or open into a casino, store etc with out the permission of the owner. and if you ask, guess what they are going to say.
Alos, like the others said, even though it is technically legal if the police see you carrying one in the open, you will be stopped, probably at gunpoint, especially if the call comes through dispatch (some one reporting it).
Also some of the neighboring cities like NLV for example actually have a loaded weapon in vehicle that they can enforce.

osiruscyn
04-01-2008, 23:12
You can not carry a weapon either concealed or open into a casino, store etc with out the permission of the owner. and if you ask, guess what they are going to say.


can you please cite the NRS that states I have to have permission from the property owner to carry concealed on their property? I was under the impression that I am able to carry concealed on any private property so long as it doesn't have metal detectors at each entrance and a sign at each entrance stating no weapons.


Also are you saying that the police would draw down on someone who has a firearm on their hip, holstered without finding out just exactly what they are doing or, more importantly, if they are a fellow officer? I can't imagine that being proper procedure.

CowboyKen
04-02-2008, 05:43
you need to remember or realize if you didnt already know that every building in Vegas is either private property or government. You can not carry a weapon either concealed or open into a casino, store etc with out the permission of the owner. and if you ask, guess what they are going to say.
Alos, like the others said, even though it is technically legal if the police see you carrying one in the open, you will be stopped, probably at gunpoint, especially if the call comes through dispatch (some one reporting it).
Also some of the neighboring cities like NLV for example actually have a loaded weapon in vehicle that they can enforce.

Are you really a Cop? If so, I find your remarks shocking. You should know that the preemption law passed in the last session ended the grandfathering of all of the old local weapons laws.

Further you surely would know that NRS 202.3673 proscribes concealed carry only in certain government buildings. I think you should have a chat with the folks at Cameron Street.

If you want to understand Nevada's firearms law take a look at this thread.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850762

Ken

ashnlv
04-02-2008, 11:58
can you please cite the NRS that states I have to have permission from the property owner to carry concealed on their property? I was under the impression that I am able to carry concealed on any private property so long as it doesn't have metal detectors at each entrance and a sign at each entrance stating no weapons.


Also are you saying that the police would draw down on someone who has a firearm on their hip, holstered without finding out just exactly what they are doing or, more importantly, if they are a fellow officer? I can't imagine that being proper procedure.

+1000 on this and CowboyKen's response! I can tell you right now that you DO NOT have to obtain permission to go into a casino, store, bank, bar, etc. It's their right to ask you to leave if they don't want the gun there, but you don't have to ask for permission, concealed or otherwise. And as far as the officers drawing down on you, that's a case by case basis and the discretion of the responding officers, i.e location, disposition of the call, etc. LasVegasCop, I'm not here to flame you, but if you are a cop in Vegas, you really need to understand the law a little better.

To the OP, I suggest that you get a non-res permit. I would further suggest against open carry anywhere near the strip. As stated before, you will probably get a visit from LVMPD. That "Disturbing the Peace" law comes into play then. Have fun in Las Vegas, it really is a great place!!