Confusion on carry laws in Las Vegas

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    Confusion on carry laws in Las Vegas

    I have both a Utah and Florida CCW permit and expect a California permit in a few days. I've read a great deal about Nevada laws; however, I cannot, for the life of me, understand whether or not a person with a permit can carry on the strip or in the North Las Vegas area. Anyone with any help is deeply appreciated.

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    I know that you can carry a concealed weapon in casinos
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    Thanks for the info

    I appreciate the info on casinos. I believe there to be special rules on the strip itself and in North Las Vegas.

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    Why wouldn't you be allowed to?
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    It's been discussed at length just recently. Search is your friend.

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    Thanks to all. I will try search. As a newbe, I don't know what has and has not been discussed. I hope to find the answer with a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plain Bob View Post
    Thanks to all. I will try search. As a newbe, I don't know what has and has not been discussed. I hope to find the answer with a search.
    Note that I posted a link that should help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I know that you can carry a concealed weapon in casinos
    Ah ... unless posted otherwise.

    If you have a Utah permit, its legal to carry in Vegas and in the casino's. Now the catcher is, if hotel security knows you are carrying and they ask you to leave ... you must leave or you will be charged with trespassing. Keep your weapon concealed in Vegas. Metro regulates the carry laws in Vegas. I wouldnt open carry in Vegas unless you want to be harrassed by Metro. Personally, I would rather spend the night in jail in Tijuana Mexico (that ain't good).

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    THERE ARE NO SPECIAL RULES FOR THE STRIP OR NORTH LAS VEGAS! There is statewide preemption.

    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).

    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 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, Michigan (added May 9, 2008), 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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    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, 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.

    Have fun in Las Vegas. Bring lots of money.

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

    NRS 200.120 “Justifiable 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.

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    I wanna know HTH you got a CCW in Kalifornia? Are you a LEO or do you just not live in LA County, OC, or any of the other larger Counties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    Ah ... unless posted otherwise.
    Signs have no standing in law in Nevada except on "public" (read government) buildings. Posted at a casino means nothing and few have such signs.

    If you have a Utah permit, its legal to carry in Vegas and in the casino's. Now the catcher is, if hotel security knows you are carrying and they ask you to leave ... you must leave or you will be charged with trespassing.
    True. They do not have to have a reason to ask you to leave.

    But I hvae carried concealed many, many times in a lot of Las Vegas casinos and not had any issues.

    Keep your weapon concealed in Vegas. Metro regulates the carry laws in Vegas.
    The State Legislature has decided what the law is. Metro only enforces it. There is no law against open carry.

    I wouldnt open carry in Vegas unless you want to be harrassed by Metro.
    Some of us do and I have heard of very few issues.

    Bring your gun with you to Vegas. Have lots of fun. Bring lots of money. Stay safe.

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