Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Cards and Local Laws Abolished, Preemption Enhanced

For current information, click the link to be redirected to the Blue Cards page at NevadaCarry.org.

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  1. So can we carry concealed without a permit then?

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    1. Conceal carry is a different animal and was not effected by this.

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  2. No, the concealed carry program is still in effect. That's a state law already.

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  3. So I can go to a shop right now & buy my first gun no waiting or safety classes like California? ( New To Vegas Been Here A Month )

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    1. There was never a wait period for long guns, only hand guns. There is now no waiting period for a new hand gun purchase in the city of Las Vegas. That was until now the only municipality that had such a rule. Henderson did not. Safety classes are not required like they are in the peoples republic of Commiefornia. However if you are unfamiliar with firearm safety and this is your first purchase it would be a very good idea to take a safety course.

      You will still be required to fill out the appropriate paperwork (4473) and background check for any firearm, that is universal and has not changed.

      If you are going to have a firearm a concealed carry permit class will get you up to speed on the state and federal laws regarding firearms and show you were it is appropriate to carry. There are any number of places around town that have classes, I believe one is even free. Most of the stores or ranges will have safety courses or can point you towards one if you are so inclined.

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  4. How does this affect the Las Vegas Convention Center?

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    1. effect as in?

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    2. Technically, they have to comply with the law too as LVCVA is a government entity, but this will likely take a lot of work and suits in October. A following post will discuss this in more detail. Please stay tuned to the blog.

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  5. What about a domestic violence charge that hasnt been sealed?

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    1. Please consult an attorney.

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    2. If you have a felony....you can NOT own a gun or be in the possession of a gun EVER.

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    3. A man can always carry a gun. Felonies are statutes.

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    4. Well, sure, but you can't exactly encourage it that way. There are plenty of people in prison that have a clean conscience like that.

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    5. Most DV convictions are misdemeanors, so there are still concerns unrelated to "felons." There is already a federal law (The Lautenberg Amendment) that made misdemeanor DV convicts barred from firearms. It was illegally made retroactive, too (for laughs, research how many cops lost their job as a result). This law allowed for a reversal to "restore" the right. By NV making a state law that mirrored this federal law, it allows the state some power in this reversal process. That's why they did it, but they couldn't advertise it at the time.

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  6. North las vegas bans open carry in a vehicle. This state law voids that right?

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    1. Correct. That has not been enforced in some time, however. Any law that isn't NRS or having to do with when/where you can shoot is now null and void.

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    2. The NLV ordinance illegally bars all firearms in vehicles without a permit; it's not an "open carry" thing. It had exceptions, and savvy residents knew how to respond to make it legal. Even before this specific law, NLV's ordinance was voided. NLV's biggest problem, aside from power-trip cops, is that it operates its court system as a court of non-record. That's right: even their court is not required to follow state laws. But you will be instantly victorious on your appeal to a state court, which is also automatically granted.

      Now, all that said, this old NLV ordinance wasn't used against normal people. It was only a charge that was tacked on to other charges after they were already arresting someone for actually DOING something bad.

      I grew up in NLV. Not a day went by that we didn't have loaded handguns in our vehicles, even before having permits to conceal them on our persons.

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  7. I moderated a comment that was a rather blatant Bloomberg anti-gun shill comment. While I encourage a free debate, I will not allow the Everytown/MDA types a forum.

    Handgun registration is a system ripe for abuse, as anyone who has been grilled over a blue card by police can attest. The system was relatively pointless, as very few major crimes were solved using it (an Metro offered up very few 'success' stories). Also, arrest rates for unregistered handguns have been declining in recent years. The program was also costly, in money and manpower (though Metro refused to provide budget or personnel numbers). All these regulations were an infringement upon the Second Amendment and a costly and burdensome process for gun dealers and citizens alike.

    Stolen guns are still tracked in a totally separate system, just like a stolen car; the same for crime guns. Criminals never have and never would comply with registration (legally can't, actually) or background checks. SB 240 actually provides for free, voluntary background checks in October for those who would like them, and federal dealers are still required to complete one. Besides, most criminals obtain guns in ways that registration and background checks would not stop.

    Learn more at NevadaCarry.org

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    1. I am glad to hear this info, and am curious since you seem to have many answers, what is the "law" in regards to casino's? I ask this cause April of 2014 I was at the Bundy Ranch (yea...i am one of them), and I carry everywhere and in any state as I choose open or Concealed. Anyhow to stay on topic my question in regards to casino's is because while there and in multi-cam I would carry into the Casino in Mesquite and while I witnessed some being asked to put their sidearms in their car (really stupid as they are unattended and easily stolen), I was never accosted, approached or any other form of anything in regards to it but mine was very visible in a drop leg tactical holster.

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  9. Awesome post!!! Thanks for the updates!!

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  10. Awesome post!!! Thanks for the updates!!

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    1. Thank you! Spread the word, end the rumors!

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  11. Gee Cee, any word on constitutional carry coming to fruition in the near future?
    Also, do you see any negative aspects of the abolishing of the old laws. For instance could it be a setup for stricter laws of some type in the future?

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    1. Constitutional carry was killed by Sen. Browser who refused to hear it. Works fine in AZ and VT. Other states are catching on like wildfire. We won't get it unless we have a conservative Republican gov and legislature. The RINOs killed us this year. EXPECT MAJOR NEWS TO BE BROKEN HERE IN COMING DAYS.

      Negative aspects? Not as a result of this. Handgun registration never really worked. Registration doesn't work (Canada and New Zealand actually dumped it) and is a tool of harassment and oppression.

      If the state starts making bad laws, we have to fight those in court or at the ballot box. Local laws can be stricter than state laws, can't can't nullify state law. So this change really can't be abused; it's something like an AWB ban that we have to watch out for if the state turns bluer.

      If blue cards and local laws worked, it never would have been scrapped.

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  12. That's great people should have the right to bear arms with out any type of card America should go by they words we all are equal in deserve to protect are family thank you indeed I salute in support NRA#;)

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  13. This may have been asked already . . .

    I moved to Vegas a few months ago and I have an AR-15 style rifle and a handgun. I see the new laws about the handgun, but what about my rifle? Do I have to register the rifle?

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    1. Nevada has never required the registration of "Long Guns". This includes guns like your AR or my AK. At this point no guns in the possession of a Nevada Resident needs to be accompanied by a registration card.

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  14. This probably means that California will most definitely not recognize a Nevada CCW. But that has been ify to begin with.

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    1. This was really an insignificant thing on CA's radar. Indeed, even they don't have the registration scheme that NV did. Even Chicago had to get rid of theirs by court order a couple years ago. It was a failed program, nothing more than a thumb of government over the people, and everyone knew it.

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  15. I have just read something on another sight that contradicts what you have written here about Clark County. Can you clarify this? http://armsinfo.com/nevada/firearm.htm#preemption ""NRS 244.364, NRS 268.418, and NRS 269.222 state that except as otherwise provided by specific statute, the legislature reserves to itself the right to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in Nevada, and that no county, city or town respectively may infringe upon these rights. These laws specifically allow localities to regulate the unsafe discharge of firearms, and they also allow Clark County to maintain handgun registration. However, one must be in Clark County for 60 days before registration is required. Also, per NRS 407.0475 the Nevada Division of State Parks may not enforce regulations more restrictive than the state law with regards to firearm possession and self-defense. "" Pleas take notice that it saids that "they also allow Clark County to maintain handgun registration.".

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  16. The new law that took effect on Tuesday has changed that law you are quoting. It may take some time for all sources to reflect this.

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  17. What about the whole north Las Vegas thing ? How you couldn't open carry there because of the no deadly weapon thing

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    1. The NLV ordinance illegally bars all weapons in vehicles; it's not an "open carry" thing. It had exceptions, and savvy residents knew how to respond to make it legal. Even before this specific law, NLV's ordinance was voided. NLV's biggest problem, aside from power-trip cops, is that it operates its court system as a court of non-record. That's right: even their court is not required to follow state laws. But you will be instantly victorious on your appeal to a state court, which is also automatically granted.

      Now, all that said, this old NLV ordinance wasn't used against normal people. It was only a charge that was tacked on to other charges after they were already arresting someone for actually DOING something bad.

      I grew up in NLV. Not a day went by that we didn't have loaded handguns in our vehicles, even before having permits to conceal them on our persons.

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    2. The NLV ordinance illegally bars all weapons in vehicles; it's not an "open carry" thing. It had exceptions, and savvy residents knew how to respond to make it legal. Even before this specific law, NLV's ordinance was voided. NLV's biggest problem, aside from power-trip cops, is that it operates its court system as a court of non-record. That's right: even their court is not required to follow state laws. But you will be instantly victorious on your appeal to a state court, which is also automatically granted.

      Now, all that said, this old NLV ordinance wasn't used against normal people. It was only a charge that was tacked on to other charges after they were already arresting someone for actually DOING something bad.

      I grew up in NLV. Not a day went by that we didn't have loaded handguns in our vehicles, even before having permits to conceal them on our persons.

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  18. Does this allow you to carry into casinos or places like buffalo wild wings that had a bar in it?

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  19. So does this mean that a non-immigrant alien can also purchase and open carry a firearm ? (Obeying the laws of course)

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  20. Overall, this seems to be a good thing for Nevada gun owners. Too many overzealous municipal hot air bags trying to make a name for themselves on the anti-gun platform. At least it's now at the state capitol where gun rights advocates can focus all their efforts with lobbyists, campaign donations, etc. And easier to see who needs to be "educated."

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  22. So would I be able to legally own a handgun now under the age of 21 and without a Nevada identification but with a U.S passport ?

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  25. How do I legally sell my handgun to a trusted friend?

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    1. Exchange gun for money. Most people want a bill of sale for their records. You can always contac the state adept if Public Safety for a voluntary private party background check per NRS 202.254. Remember that the Bloomberg backed universal background check initiative would make private sales illegal.

      http://www.nevadacarry.org/universal-background-checks.html

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  26. What about the Clark County hospital (UMC)? Can people open carry there?

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  27. So.. I just ended my enlistment at Nellis and my fiancé is still active duty. I am legally a Texas state resident, but want to buy a handgun here. Is there a way I can without giving up my Texas residency (ha ha you know how we are) or can my fiancé buy a handgun and gift it to me? If anything, oh well I'll just become a NV resident.

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  29. I just went to freedom gun shop out on 7150 s Durango. I was buying my first gun did the paperwork he called in my background and told me I had to wait 3 days. Does Anyone k is why

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