Sunday, June 5, 2016

Flores ibrary Open Carry Suit; Guide to Posts

Update: Dec. 2018. The Nevada Supreme Court unfortunately and erroneously found in favor of the library district, meaning libraries can prohibit open carry as per their rules. See Flores v. LVCCLD.

SB 115, the library gun free zone/open carry revenge bill, died in the Assembly.

Candid Facts on the Origin of SB 115 (a must read for the full background)

Lawsuit and Library Shenanigans Background

To save you some time from searching, here is a quick and dirty guide to relevant articles that detail the full story of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District open carry scandal. (backdated)

The story that broke it all: Library Has Mom Illegally Arrested for Legal Openly Carried Gun; Suit Filed

An earlier incident: Las Vegas Library Violates Preemption Over Open Carry

The Editor and Henderson Libraries (they get it)

LVCCLD 'Official' Unofficial Open Carry Ban Policy

Libraries and the Law

A Brief History of the Library District's Open Carry Antics

Library Open Carry Ban: Other Examples Show District Wrong

The History of NRS 202.3673 and Open Carry in Public Buildings

Open Carry is Constitutionally Protected

A Guide to State Preemption Laws

Carrying in Public Buildings

Statement from someone who spoke with library counsel Gerald Welt

Actual Library Policy

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1 comment:

  1. I Tried to post this earlier but I don't think it went thru so I will try again.
    ~3 weeks ago My wife and I went to the henderson library, Gibson branch, after being their as an open carry couple for about 4 hours an older lady, I presume to be the branch manager approached us with security demanding to know if we had permits to carry the weapons. Confused as why I would need a permit in an open carry state, I showed security my Arizona permit, as did my wife,and she huffed and went and went away, nothing further happened.We remained in the library about 2 hours more before leaving. I returned to the Gibson library 3 more times during the following weeks, still open carrying without incident, save the feeling of being " persona non grata" Now today as we entered with my wife, off to the side about 10 feet off the ground was a brand new shiney "No Weapons" sign. Not on the entrance door or at eye level, but off to the side and mounted near the ceiling. I assume that during their monthly meeting a discussion ensued and they decided to continue to violate Nevada law.
    I hope the case makes it was through the court system expeditiously, and the personal in charge are held accountable for their actions, with a minimum of loss of position.