So (without a CCW) it is legal to have a gun inside a bag/purse/backpack as long as you are inside your car but as soon as you step outside of your car with that purse, you are breaking the law??
Your vehicle counts as your property and you can have your firearm holster any way you want on your own property
Very useful and understanding thank you for this information
"Unknown" is incorrect. You may NOT have your holster any way you want. Even on your own property, a CCW permit is required if you are going to conceal it on your person. But the answer to LV Shoot's question is yes. CARRYING the bag that contains the firearm is the legal threshold.
That is correct...
Is one in the chamber legal with open carrying?
Does this apply only to Nevada residents? How about US citizens visiting from out of state with their legally registered firearms?
hot sauce, yes this applies to anyone who can legally possess a firearm, Canadians included. Reminder, if you have questions, read the FAQ page at NevadaCarry.org
This article was huge in clarifying the truth from the BS..Thank you
Can I also have an extra mag in the glove box, cup holder, etc...?
Certainly. You can even have the magazine in your pocket. It's only the firearm itself that the law is concerned with.
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Can i have a side saddle on shotgun and still be legal to open carry/car carry in las vegas?
Yes. Even the magazine of the shotgun may be loaded. In most circumstances, long guns in vehicles may not have a round in the chamber. That is the only applicable regulation.
Please help me clarify in this scenario -- I am in a wheelchair and have a holster clipped under my chair, it is not covered at all but you can only really see it if you are looking from the side at knee level... basically laying down. the article says it doesn't have to be visible from every angle to be 'open' carry -- but would this be considered 'open'? And do the casinos have any different regulations? I don't have any need to carry going through the casino but I also don't want to have to carry a lockbox with me to store it every time I go through... Any help would be great, I'm passing through next week : )ThanksEric
Hello, comments on old articles are best directed by email through the main website. The NRS defines a “Concealed firearm” as a loaded or unloaded handgun which is carried upon a person in such a manner as not to be discernible by ordinary observation.A firearm not visible from a standing officer's position would likely be considered concealed. Moving the holster to the side of the chair where it is visible would be ideal. Casino security, if they see the handgun, may escort you to and from your room, but reports indicate they are understanding of the need to transport legally from outside the casino to a room.
so if im going into the casino to get a room and stay for a week it is ok to put in my overnight bag to check in and leave in my safe for the week or do i have to put it in my holster in plan sight while checking in? Just wondering how to do this without being asked to leave or disarm? bill mccormick email@example.com
Apologies for not seeing this earlier. TECHNICALLY, if it's in a bag you are carrying, it's considered a concealed firearm. There have been zero issues of enforcement against obvious travelers in the course of moving their luggage around, though in this case, one would expect the firearm to be unloaded, and that may play into their common sense enforcement. Thing of it being the same issue with firearms in checked baggage at the airport. The cops are not eavesdropping at the ticket counter to see who declares a firearm in their luggage.
Riding on motorcycle, can I carry a handgun in a saddlebag or in vest with the clip separately located while driving out of city limits?
In this situation, the handgun may be fully loaded, though obviously you would use a secure holster or something else to protect it.
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Me and my friend were arguing about an issue similar to this! Now I know that I was right. lol! Thanks for the information you post.
If you are pulled over for ex:speeding..can an officer confiscate your firearm for any reason? Even if you're legally able to own one? For example he thinks you look suspicious or something and asks or takes your firearm..
Generally, yes they can for officer safety per case law when detained, but usually the officer will only do so if they have reasonable suspicion that you are more than just a speeder, etc.
The officer is allowed to disarm you for the duration of a legal detainment. He is NOT allowed to confiscate the firearm, which implies he does not return it to you when you are done. Also, only a driver is legally detained during a traffic stop. Passengers are not. They are free to leave the scene, and to remain armed. Always start a recording device to protect yourself. Unfortunately, we still have cops that violate laws and citizens' rights.
Although I'm not from Nevada, this is certainly an excellent breakdown of a confusing law. It helps me understand how some of the laws regarding carry in any situation can be interpreted and what to be more aware of. Hadn't heard about the North Las Vegas cops; must be some interesting stories there!
FYI the registration of handguns in Clark County is no longer valid with that law also. I live in Clark County and a "blue card" is no longer required.
Can I still open carry sometimes even if I already have CCw permit?
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