Nevada Carry - Confused

Nevada Carry - Confused

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    Hey guys.

    I've been Googling and whatnot today and have found all sorts of conflicting information about Nevada concealed carry. One site says open carry another says all but North Las Vegas and Clark County.

    I finally called Clark County's office and they said that while they honor my state's ccw permit, carrying on private property (including casinos) is prohibited. In a nutshell he said I could (legally) carry on the street and that was about it and that gaming floors, etc. were prohibited. Then I read this closed thread and found totally different information.

    Can anyone help clarify? I'm coming to Vegas next month and simply want to protect my family on the street, in our hotel, and in our car.


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    Not sure if this is what your looking for, but this comes off the LV Metro PD website.

    Prohibited Locations

    A permit holder must NOT carry a concealed firearm into:
    Any facility of a law enforcement agency.
    A prison, city or county jail, or detention facility.
    A courthouse or courtroom.
    A public airport and/or a public building that is located on the property of a public airport.
    A public building that has a metal detector at each public entrance.
    A public building that has a sign posted at each public entrance indicating that no firearms are allowed in the building.
    Any facility of a public or private school without written permission.
    Any facility of a vocational/technical school, or the University of Nevada, or Community College System without written permission.
    Any other building owned or occupied by the Federal Government, the state, or local government.
    Any other place where carrying a concealed firearm is prohibited by state or federal law.
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    Although I am for CCW I think the main tourist areas, AKA The Strip and Freemont St. Experience will be fine. There is so much armed security and police that I feel perfectly safe walking down the street with any amount of money (I am a low roller, I dont carry much money) and the one time I had an issue, 3 security officers showed up long before I would have needed to call for help. Nevada is like alot of places, no guns where liquor is served, AKA the casino

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    Quote Originally Posted by justherenow View Post
    Although I am for CCW I think the main tourist areas, AKA The Strip and Freemont St. Experience will be fine. There is so much armed security and police that I feel perfectly safe walking down the street with any amount of money (I am a low roller, I dont carry much money) and the one time I had an issue, 3 security officers showed up long before I would have needed to call for help. Nevada is like alot of places, no guns where liquor is served, AKA the casino
    That's not true. In Nevada the legal limit for CCW is .08 and no casinos are off limits just because they serve liquor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31173 View Post
    Hey guys.

    I've been Googling and whatnot today and have found all sorts of conflicting information about Nevada concealed carry. One site says open carry another says all but North Las Vegas and Clark County.

    I finally called Clark County's office and they said that while they honor my state's ccw permit, carrying on private property (including casinos) is prohibited. In a nutshell he said I could (legally) carry on the street and that was about it and that gaming floors, etc. were prohibited. Then I read this closed thread and found totally different information.

    Can anyone help clarify? I'm coming to Vegas next month and simply want to protect my family on the street, in our hotel, and in our car.
    CowboyKen posted this in another thread earlier in the year:

    OK, a lot of incorrect info posted here. I will try to correct it and post the links to the law.

    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, reasaurants, ANYWHERE. They may ask you to leave for any reason, or no reasonat all, and, under Nevada's trespass law, you must leave.

    You may drink whlie 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

    Recognition of permits issued by other states:

    Out of State Carry Concealed Weapon Permit Recognition

    Effective Oct 1, 2007

    In accordance with Senate Bill 237 passed by the 2007 Nevada Legislature the State of Nevada will recognize the following States' CCW permit holders:

    Alaska, Arkansas, Florida (added January 3, 2008), Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee and Utah

    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 issuee at all times while carrying a firearm.

    Nevada Department of Public Safety - Records and Technology

    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.

    Have fun in Las Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rljohns View Post
    That's not true. In Nevada the legal limit for CCW is .08 and no casinos are off limits just because they serve liquor.
    Not correct. The legal limit for CCW is .10. When they changed BAC for DUI, they did not change it for CCW permit holders. It doesn't really matter because I don't drink when I carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calmp9 View Post
    Not correct. The legal limit for CCW is .10. When they changed BAC for DUI, they did not change it for CCW permit holders. It doesn't really matter because I don't drink when I carry.
    NRS 202.257 Possession of firearm when under influence of alcohol, controlled substance or other intoxicating substance; administration of evidentiary test; penalty; forfeiture of firearm.

    1. It is unlawful for a person who:

    (a) Has a concentration of alcohol of 0.10 or more in his blood or breath; or

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    Nevada DPS website

    I visited Las Vegas for a few days in late 2007 and used the Nevada DPS website as my resource for CCW information:

    Nevada DPS CCW web page

    I saw no prohibition on carrying in casinos or places liquor was served on this page. On the strength of that and my Utah permit, I carried in maybe 5 casinos on the Strip and several restaurants. I checked each casino door as I entered and saw no prohibitions on carry posted on the doors.
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    I lived in Southern Nevada for 30 years. Carrying in casino is not illegal. I carried for over 20 of those years

    There were several trys to get carrying in casino illegal but then they would have to post signs at all entrances and it was rumored that they didn't want to post signs as it might scare the tourists. so it didn't fly.

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    I would think that the last thing you want to do in Vegas is scare a tourist!!!!
    How right you are! The tourists are thier lively hood.

    If THEY (the tourist) really knew what went on in Vegas they would be scared anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by rljohns View Post
    I stand corrected. I always get those numbers off by a little.
    I didn't realize that then the BAC was changed to .08 for DUI that the BAC for firearm possession did not change. It's sounds crazy that it's still .10.

    Quote Originally Posted by rljohns View Post
    I would think that the last thing you want to do in Vegas is scare a tourist!!!!
    I have seen only one sign at a casino entrance and that was at Harrah's Reno. Regardless, it is not against the law to carry in the casino. They cannot have you arrested for concealing a firearm if you have a permit, but they can have you arrested for trespassing if you refuse to leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calmp9 View Post
    I didn't realize that then the BAC was changed to .08 for DUI that the BAC for firearm possession did not change. It's sounds crazy that it's still .10.



    I have seen only one sign at a casino entrance and that was at Harrah's Reno. Regardless, it is not against the law to carry in the casino. They cannot have you arrested for concealing a firearm if you have a permit, but they can have you arrested for trespassing if you refuse to leave.
    Thanks for posting my previous post, sorry the links did not come up.

    Signs on private property (casinos, etc.) mean nothing in Nevada.

    Here is the most important link: NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyKen View Post
    Thanks for posting my previous post, sorry the links did not come up.

    Signs on private property (casinos, etc.) mean nothing in Nevada.

    Here is the most important link: NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Ken
    From reading your posts here and in the OCDO forum, I know that you know how it works.

    Thanks for your help on this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calmp9 View Post
    I have seen only one sign at a casino entrance and that was at Harrah's Reno. Regardless, it is not against the law to carry in the casino. They cannot have you arrested for concealing a firearm if you have a permit, but they can have you arrested for trespassing if you refuse to leave.
    I'll be in Vegas for a week in December and again in May. What's the statute on open carry?

    How do you handle the airport deal? As soon as I pick up my checked luggage I'll be carrying concealed, though in a locked box ???

    I ask because every state seems to have quirk laws. In NC I can't CC into a bank but I can OC. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DblTap View Post
    I'll be in Vegas for a week in December and again in May. What's the statute on open carry?

    How do you handle the airport deal? As soon as I pick up my checked luggage I'll be carrying concealed, though in a locked box ???

    I ask because every state seems to have quirk laws. In NC I can't CC into a bank but I can OC. Go figure.
    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).

    Concealed carry is prohibited in buildings at the airport. IANAL but I believe that carrying your firearm out of the airport as it was stored in your luggage for air transport will not be deemed as "concealed carry."

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    Ok. As someone who has a NV CHP, hopefully I can help clear it up. Here's part of the misunderstanding. Having a gun on your car seat in plain view legal in Nevada, without a CCW, as is open carry. The exceptions are the city of North Las Vegas and Boulder City. The Clark County info is wrong, there's no problem with open carry in Clark County, except on the Strip, Downtown, and the casinos (not illegal, just not a good idea- Metro will have a nice talk with you on the strip or Fremont street, and you will be asked to leave a casino). Carrying a concealed weapon in a casino is not illegal. Should for some reason you are made, the worst that can happen is that they ask you to leave, and if you don't you can be charged with trespass. Last year, after cashing an unemployment check at the Suncoast Hotel/Casino, my XD 45 fell out of the fanny pack that I was using since I was dressed for gym. And, it happened right in front of 2 casino security guards. They asked me about it, I showed them my CCW, and since I was already on my way out, there was no hassle.

    Carry at the airport is not allowed, but having it in your baggage is just fine. When I check in at the airport, I go inside (no curb side check in if you have a gun), tell them immediately that I have to declare that I have a hand gun in my luggage. They usually ask to see it (or them), they give you a tag to put in the case, and off you go. Easy process, just put the gun case on top of your luggage when you pack (The first time, I put it at the bottom, and had to dig through my clothes to get to the case).

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