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    Moving to NV...a few questions...

    Just got an assignment notification to Nevada and I have a few questions. If anyone could provide some quick answers I would appreciate it. I'll be doing more thorough research of NV's laws when I get back, but for now the internet is just too slow. Here are my circumstances and questions:

    I am active duty military.

    I am a Texas state resident.

    I have a Florida non-resident CCW, which I know NV does not honor.

    I currently am stationed in NM, where I hold a NM resident CCW license. I obtained this license using a copy of my orders to show that I am stationed there, so NM considers me a "resident" since they do not issue non-resident permits. Here is where my first question comes in...

    When I move to NV, is my NM CCW no longer valid? (Nevada DOES honor my NM license)

    Is getting a NV license going to be the best route for me to take, or would it be easier to get a non-resident one from a state who's license NV honors?

    I will be living in Las Vegas (Clark County). Do I have to register every handgun I own, or only the ones I will be carrying?

    Anything else I should know about carrying in NV?

    Thank you for the help! And yes...I do know about Handgunlaw.us ...a great website indeed!

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    Im not exactly sure but states usually let military personel keep the permit for a certain amount of time if tehy have to leave teh state on orders. I live in florida so I dont know much on Nevada or NM

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    From what I understand when you establish your permanant adress in NV that will null&void you NM permit, and you will have to go to the County sheriffs Dept. of the county you will live in, unless its Clark county then it would be Las Vegas metro you go to. In NV they also have to list all weapons that will be carried under the permit on the permit. Im not sure about registering any handgun or longgun, your best bet might to be is call the seriffs office of were your going to live. Hope this helps my S-N-L has lived back here for sometime, the laws may have changed just a bit(I had her rule book for a while)she lived in vegas.

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    By my reading of the NRS your NM permit is valid for 60 days after you become a Nevada resident (giving you time to obtain a Nevada permit).
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    NRS 202.3688 Circumstances in which holder of permit issued by another state may carry concealed firearm in this State; holder of permit issued by another state subject to same restrictions and requirements as holder of permit issued in this State.

    1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person who possesses a permit to carry a concealed firearm that was issued by a state included in the list prepared pursuant to NRS 202.3689 may carry a concealed firearm in this State in accordance with the requirements set forth in NRS 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive.

    2. A person who possesses a permit to carry a concealed firearm that was issued by a state included in the list prepared pursuant to NRS 202.3689 may not carry a concealed firearm in this State if the person:

    (a) Becomes a resident of this State; and

    (b) Has not been issued a permit from the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides within 60 days after becoming a resident of this State.

    3. A person who carries a concealed firearm pursuant to this section is subject to the same legal restrictions and requirements imposed upon a person who has been issued a permit by a sheriff in this State.

    (Added to NRS by 2007, 3150)

    NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
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    "In NV they also have to list all weapons that will be carried under the permit on the permit." Is incorrect. Only individual semi-autos must be listed, any revolver is all revolvers.
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    This may be helpful:
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    Nevada law (IANAL):
    Nevada is a defacto open carry state and you may open carry if you choose. If you open carry in the high traffic tourist areas of Las Vegas you may have a visit from Metro or, Casino personnel may/will ask you to leave the property if you open carry in any casino. If anyone in authority in any private establishment asks you to leave you must leave under Nevada's trespass law.

    There is no restriction on having a firearm in your car, open or concealed as long as it is not concealed on your person (unless you have a permit).

    There is statewide preemption, but the Attorney General, on her web-site indicades that she may not think it applies in all cases.

    http://ag.state.nv.us/about/faqs/firearms/carry.htm

    If you have a permit that is valid in Nevada:

    Recognition of permits issued by other states:

    Out of State Carry Concealed Weapon Permit Recognition

    Effective July 1, 2010

    In accordance with NRS 202.3689 (effective October 1, 2007) the State of Nevada will recognize the following States' CCW permit holders:

    Alaska
    Arkansas
    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Michigan
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    New Mexico
    North Carolina
    Ohio
    Tennessee
    Rhode Island
    West Virginia


    This law allows holders of valid permits from these states to carry a concealed weapon while in the State of Nevada. The permit must be in the possession of the issue at all times while carrying a firearm.

    CCW Prohibited Locations defined by NRS 202.3673

    Nevada Department of Public Safety

    NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

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    You may carry concealed in Nevada ANYWHERE except:

    Buildings at the airport,
    Schools (including colleges) and child care facilitys,
    Public buildings (that means Government buildings) that are posted or have metal detectors.

    NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

    That includes casinos, bars, clubs, restaurants, whorehouses (they are legal in parts of Nevada), ANYWHERE. They may ask you to leave for any reason, or no reason at all, and, under Nevada's trespass law, you must leave.

    You may drink while carrying. The BAC limit is 0.10 (DUI is 0.08, when they lowered it to get federal highway money they did not change the limit for CCW).

    NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

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    I hope this clears up any questions. Nevada laws concerning weapons are, for the most part at NRS 202.253 through 202.369.

    If you have specific questions about any of this feel free to ask.

    Ken


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    Crimes Against the Person NRS: CHAPTER 200 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

    NRS 200.120 €œJustifiable homicide€ defined. Justifiable homicide is the killing of a human being in necessary self-defense, or in defense of habitation, property or person, against one who manifestly intends, or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against any person or persons who manifestly intend and endeavor, in a violent, riotous, tumultuous or surreptitious manner, to enter the habitation of another for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being therein.

    [1911 C&P § 129; RL § 6394; NCL § 10076]€”(NRS A 1983, 518)

    NRS: CHAPTER 200 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

    NRS 200.130 Bare fear insufficient to justify killing; reasonable fear required. A bare fear of any of the offenses mentioned in NRS 200.120, to prevent which the homicide is alleged to have been committed, shall not be sufficient to justify the killing. It must appear that the circumstances were sufficient to excite the fears of a reasonable person, and that the party killing really acted under the influence of those fears and not in a spirit of revenge.

    [1911 C&P § 130; RL § 6395; NCL § 10077]

    NRS: CHAPTER 200 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

    NRS 200.200 Killing in self-defense. If a person kills another in self-defense, it must appear that:

    1. The danger was so urgent and pressing that, in order to save his own life, or to prevent his receiving great bodily harm, the killing of the other was absolutely necessary; and

    2. The person killed was the assailant, or that the slayer had really, and in good faith, endeavored to decline any further struggle before the mortal blow was given.

    [1911 C&P § 137; RL § 6402; NCL § 10084]

    NRS: CHAPTER 200 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

    BODILY INJURY

    NRS 200.275 Justifiable infliction or threat of bodily injury not punishable.

    etc.

    Ken

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    Can't help you with the law's, but would like to say...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!
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    A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. FOR THOSE OF YOU DOWN RANGE
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyKen View Post
    By my reading of the NRS your NM permit is valid for 60 days after you become a Nevada resident (giving you time to obtain a Nevada permit).
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    NRS 202.3688 Circumstances in which holder of permit issued by another state may carry concealed firearm in this State; holder of permit issued by another state subject to same restrictions and requirements as holder of permit issued in this State.

    1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person who possesses a permit to carry a concealed firearm that was issued by a state included in the list prepared pursuant to NRS 202.3689 may carry a concealed firearm in this State in accordance with the requirements set forth in NRS 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive.

    2. A person who possesses a permit to carry a concealed firearm that was issued by a state included in the list prepared pursuant to NRS 202.3689 may not carry a concealed firearm in this State if the person:

    (a) Becomes a resident of this State; and

    (b) Has not been issued a permit from the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides within 60 days after becoming a resident of this State.

    Thank you Ken! So now I have to find out if they are going to consider me a "resident" when I move there on military orders, though I'm actually a TX resident. I think I may have to use one of my 2 phone calls a week to the Clark County Sheriff's office and find out how this is going to work. In the event I do in fact have to apply for a NV CCW, am I going to have to take another class from a NV instructor? Do you happen to know what the average turn around time is? I know it is quite a bit more than 60 days in a lot of states. I would hate to have to be unarmed in a city like Las Vegas with my wife and son even if it was only for a few days. Again, thank you for the help and all if the info. It sounds like NV won't be a bad place to live at all...I'll actually be able to eat with my family at restaurants that serve liquor again! (chili's applebees, etc.) We definitely don't do that here in NM since I can't carry.

    Thank you for your service as well vietnamvet66! Always good to see others who've served here on these boards.

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    Also, CowboyKen, can you recommend a good range/good place to get some more advanced training in LV? Thank you! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unkind213 View Post
    Thank you Ken! So now I have to find out if they are going to consider me a "resident" when I move there on military orders, though I'm actually a TX resident. I think I may have to use one of my 2 phone calls a week to the Clark County Sheriff's office and find out how this is going to work. In the event I do in fact have to apply for a NV CCW, am I going to have to take another class from a NV instructor? Do you happen to know what the average turn around time is? I know it is quite a bit more than 60 days in a lot of states. I would hate to have to be unarmed in a city like Las Vegas with my wife and son even if it was only for a few days. Again, thank you for the help and all if the info. It sounds like NV won't be a bad place to live at all...I'll actually be able to eat with my family at restaurants that serve liquor again! (chili's applebees, etc.) We definitely don't do that here in NM since I can't carry.

    Thank you for your service as well vietnamvet66! Always good to see others who've served here on these boards.
    Also, CowboyKen, can you recommend a good range/good place to get some more advanced training in LV? Thank you! :)
    Last first, I shoot at Discount Firearms. Another good indoor range is American Shooters, I do not like The Gun Store (they are mall-ninja-ish and make you buy the ammo you use from them, overpriced frangible stuff). They all offer training but I cannot speak to how good it is. If you want to shoot outdoors try the Clark County shooting Park.

    You are a resident if you live here. You are a resident if you have a NV drivers license (go to the DMV site and look at when you are required to get a NV drivers license). Someone in your military unit should be able to advise you as to your residency status.

    You must have all of your hand guns registered if you are a resident of Clark County for 60 days. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

    Yes, to obtain a Nevada permit you must take a class, and qualify with each semi-auto you will carry, and a revolver if you will carry one of those, from an instructor authorized by the sheriff of the county that will issue your permit. The indoor ranges I mentioned all offer this service.

    When I got mine several years ago it took 38 days. The law says they have 120 days to issue but at one point it was more like six months. I think they are current now and it should not take more then about 45 days but you never know.

    If you will not be a "resident" then you can ignore a lot of this stuff.

    Ken

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    Thanks again Ken. I'll definitely check those ranges out as soon as I get there in October...I'll probably see you there and not even know it. I can't wait to get out of this sandbox! I'll contact the Clark County Sheriff's Office and hopefully they can clarify how things work for military.

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    If you're interested in outdoor ranges the Clark county shooting park is nice. Desert sportsmans rifle pistol club is a good private outdoor range too.

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