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This is a discussion on Nevada questions within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK. I am planning to travel to Nevada in a couple weeks to attend a Front Sight class. I have reviewed the info on handgunlaw.us ...
OK. I am planning to travel to Nevada in a couple weeks to attend a Front Sight class. I have reviewed the info on handgunlaw.us and other sites and I want to confirm my understanding. I have an Idaho resident permit and a Utah non-resident permit. The Utah permit used to allow me to carry concealed in Nevada, but that has changed.
Since Nevada is an open carry state, am I safe in simply tucking my cover shirt behind my gun while I am in Nevada? Even when driving?
I heard there is a registration card required to open carry in Clark county and that N. Las Vegas has special requirements. Without the open carry registration, I assume I would need to unload and separate the ammo and gun. However, the Federal Firearms Transportation Statue is scary since I drive an SUV:
"That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console."
Here's my problem. There are four of us going which means I am transporting close to 4000 rounds of ammo and 6 handguns (I'm taking 3 of my own). I'll need a pretty big locked container. I suspect if they are all unloaded and cased, I would be OK so I would only have to deal with my carry gun when I get to the Nevada border (tuck in my cover shirt?) and when I get to Clark County (unload and separate ammo/gun in back). Now I need to find out where Clark county starts.
Anyone have more experience in Nevada that can provide some input? Am I over-analyzing?
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NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
NRS 202.3653 Definitions. As used in NRS 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Concealed firearm” means a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver or other firearm which is carried upon a person in such a manner as not to be discernible by ordinary observation.
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 has indicaded, in the past, that she may not think it applies in all cases.
Registration is only required of Clark County residents. Residency is defined as being in Clark County for 60 days.
Clark County is the largest county in the state. It begins at the Az border at Laughlin and almost to Kingman, It also begins at Stateline/Prim at the Calif border and continues northward towards Pahrump AZ.
Boulder City has some very restricted handgun laws. It is best to unload and secure the handgun in the trunk until you are outside of the city limits. Boulder City is IIRC the only city in the state of Nevada that has home rule as it was a federal site until after the Dam was finished and when they became a city they were granted "home rule" Which expemts or permits them to adopt laws that differ then some of the other state laws.
For example Casinos are not allowed in Boulder City nor is gaming. There is a Casino on each side of the city. One at Railroad Pass and the other at the SE edge of the Dam property. Boulder City has annexed a very large part of Southern Clark County South toward Searchlight. Eldorado Valley
Well put Ken, I am from Vegas, and I have several LEO's that are friends and 1 family memer. They all pretty much said the same thing. Dont show it off, we wont ask you about it. Nevada is a open carry state, but there is this little thing called "Disturbing the Peace". Nevada does not accept Utah's CCP because Utah does not require you to "Qualify" or shoot your weapon, or does Utah limit to what weapons you can carry.
Nevada only allows you to have up to 2 firearms licenced for CC. Each licence is good for either 3 or 5 years( i forget which) and in order for the licence to be granted you have to shoot with it to a certain standard. Nevada only recognised Utah's licence for a year, October 2007 to OCT 2008 if I remember correctly. Then they dumped it.
If it was me, I would keep the weapons locked in a suitcase and keep the ammo covered under a blanket, leave the guns in the vehicle, and enjoy your trip.
The day you left it at home is the day you wish you wouldnt have.
Besides Ken's post, there is alot of bad information here. NV, the entire state, and every city including Boulder and N. Las Vegas allows open carry. Boulder and NLV has/d a law in their books which went against the state law, and is not enforceable and is preempted by the state. You can safely open carry anywhere in the state allowed by law (no carry in Fed buildings, courthouse, schools, etc.) anywhere , including the strip. If a business asks you to leave, you have to leave or be charged with tresspassing..it has nothing to do with not being allowed to carry. The police may hassle you in Vegas, NLV or Boulder, but they can't legally do anything, and NLV and Boulder has relaxed their invalid law. There is a case being taken up by the ACLU now over someone who was hassled for OC on the strip. It is not illegal, and the police cannot do anything about it, but it doesn't mean they won't hassle you to death. Also, private property laws apply, just like I said above, for casinos...I wouldn't recommend walking into a casino OC'ing...
Unfortunatly, NV does not accept either of your CCW's..so don't do that.
Also Big Dave, NV allows for infinite firearms on your CCW, you do have to qualify with each one, except revolvers, which you only have to qualify once and you can carry any revolver including a Dillinger. And you only have to qualify with a particular type of firearm only once. For instance, you qualify with a Glock 19, you can carry any G19 you own, you don't have to qualify with each G19.
And Beans, the Hacienda Hotel and Casino is in Boulder.
G19inLV & CowboyKen covered it. Feel free to open carry, with one in the chamber. I know a few guys that have OC in NLV with no problems. I've done it myself. Some places may ask you to leave so just do it without saying or doing anything stupid. Have fun in NV.
Btw, Pahrump residents know FS is there so they never said anything about me OCing there. They are use to it.
I left BC after 30 years in 2006 and no casino then. Things do changeAnd Beans, the Hacienda Hotel and Casino is in Boulder.
--"Beans"--Pahrump is still in Nevada, too---
Thanks, everyone. I think that covers my questions.
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OP--"Beans"--Pahrump is still in Nevada, too---But not in Clark County which was part of the OP's questionNow I need to find out where Clark county starts.
I would imagine Front Sight could fill you in on all you need to know.
You'll rock, with a 357 Glock