Nevada Print question

Nevada Print question

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    Nevada Print question

    I was watching a gun show on TV and one of the guys said that if you print, it is felony brandishing. I know that NV is an open carry law, so how can printing be brandishing but open carry isn't?
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    Nevada does not have an open carry law, there simply is no law against it.

    Printing is not illegal here.

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-202.html
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    IANAL, but I think it goes to intent. If you are openly carrying a gun, it is in view all of the time whether you are threatening someone with it or not. You would have to draw the gun or otherwise show your intent to use it before you could be charged with brandishing/menacing/threatening or whatever.

    But, if you are carrying concealed, it is not in view and your obvious intent is to keep the fact that you have a gun hidden. The only reason you would want to let someone know that you have a gun is if you intend to use it.

    I think they take it to the extreme of making printing a crime so that people can't expose their gun in an intimidating way, then claim that they "accidently" exposed it.

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    Nice to know. Great reference. My writing is illegible.
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    "Felony" Printing

    The carry laws vary from state to state and city to city so greatly that you would be hard pressed to convince anyone with a blanket statement like that. If printing were a felony, then it stands to reason that carrying would be an 'on the spot' executable offense. I am a retired detective sergeant in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia and printing is not a felony even out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adroitus View Post
    I think they take it to the extreme of making printing a crime so that people can't expose their gun in an intimidating way, then claim that they "accidently" exposed it.
    And the law that makes printing illegal is exactly which one? There is no law against printing in Nevada.

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    INA Nevada L

    I'm speaking to general principles. I don't know the laws in Nevada.

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    And the law that makes printing illegal is exactly which one? There is no law against printing in Nevada.
    Last edited by adroitus; October 18th, 2009 at 11:21 PM.

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    Well, once again, the Nevada law regarding Weapons and Concealed Firearms is right here: NRS: CHAPTER 202 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
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    Thank you sir!

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    It is no crime to print here in Kansas. Some people print occasionally. Most people give it a 'so what.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    I was watching a gun show on TV and one of the guys said that if you print, it is felony brandishing. I know that NV is an open carry law, so how can printing be brandishing but open carry isn't?

    If you're a permit holder and legal, printing IS NOT brandishing, legal open carry in a holster IS NOT brandishing. Ask yourself this: If printing and/or open carry were "brandishing", then that would make any form of carry unlawful wouldn't it? I don't know what idiosynchratic anti-gunner started that crap, but it's a complete fabrication.

    I keep hearing from CCW students in Missouri that their instructors keep telling people that open carry is brandishing and they NEVER produce the Missouri Statute with the definition for brandishing. Those are the kinds of instructors that need to have their NRA instructor status for CCW classes pulled as they're not providing their students with the right information, which confuses and often scares them from carrying. Of course some of these numbskulls are LEOs in Missouri...go figure.

    Check your State laws for a definition of "brandishing". You can bet that brandishing will say "displayed in a threatening manner", which would require removal from a holster.

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