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I'll be making my fall pilgrimage to Las Vegas next month, and I'm wondering if there are any gotchas I need to be aware of.

I've reviewed the laws here, and they seem to be straightforward. Doesn't say anything like "No Casinos" or "no bars", or anything like that. Seem like as long as I behave like the responsible citizen that I am, I should be just fine.

Anybody?
 

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Not illegal no, but daring yes. I would not OC on the strip by no means. Thats a sure way to get alot of unwanted attention and more than likely face down on the concrete..
 

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We stayed in Vegas a week last November, and had no problems.

It was unseasonably warm so instead of carrying my Glock 26 I pocket carried the little Kel-Tec 380… In my jeans back pocket. Airport was friendly and helpful when we left.

Make sure you study TSA rules for transporting firearms, and have a great trip
 

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I'll add another suggestion regarding travel involving the TSA. Print & carry a few copies of the TSA regulations with you when air travel is involved. You would be surprised as to the misinformation some TSA agents understand.
 

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Keep it concealed and you'll be just fine. Enjoy your stay and have lots of fun! :wink:
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My father in law is a Metro Officer and he was telling me the other day that all officers are going through more training about OCing and the rights of the carriers. However, with that said, there are always a few...special people. Hell I ran into one guy who said it was a no fault state *rolls eyes*

In the end I keep mine covered...pretty well and have had not had any issues yet...except a few looks from a couple of officers.
 

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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 has indicaded, in the past, that she may not think it applies in all cases.

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, 2009

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, Ohio, Tennessee and 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.

Please note that Nevada no longer recognizes CCW permits issued by Utah and Florida. For additional information, please refer to the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association press release link: NVSCA CCW Press Release

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.

Have fun in Nevada. Bring lots of money.

Ken


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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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Ken

Edited to update and make current as of 8/5/2009
 
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