I'm 18, and moving out of home very soon. My parents say I should aquire a handgun "just in case" something goes down. I know I cannot carry on my person without a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit, but can I keep it stowed in my vehicle? Are there laws against carrying openly? I have googled this topic with every phrase I can think of, but could not come up with any relevant information or laws. I dont know the exact text of the law, but doesn't it mean that if the weapon is not purchased from an authorized dealer or given as a gift, I cannot be charged for possessing it? I currently live in UT and will be sometimes traveling through rural Nevada, for visits home, to the city for groceries, etc, and would like to have something other than an AR or .22 in my car. Would a CWP be requred if, say, my car died and I wore the pistol while flagging down assistance where shady individuals may have motives to aquire any valubles I possess? Would it be a crime to utilize deadly force if it came down to it? Nobody stops to assist someone with an "Assault rifle" where it would be accessible in such a situation, if they would in the first place. I'm not a puny guy, but im not wanting to deal with multiple perps, drugs or hostile intent in any manner, and would like an edge that in worst case scenario, would save my property or life.
Also, I was considering a fullsize, since I cant carry it right now, Is it much harder to carry a fullsized down the road when I aquire the permit? I also like the idea of 12 or 13 round mags compared to 7 or 8.
Thank you in advance, and I realize that it could be opinions that are posted, so I wont act on anything until I verify the legality and such, thanks again!
So this basically means A- it has to be in the trunk or in a gun case secured with a lock or trigger lock, B-Ammo in a SEPERATE locked container, or can it be in the mags in the case?
This being the case, Why are many people not charged with violation of this law for transporting accessable weapons not under lock? (Gun racks)
Nevada doesn't care, and even allows open carry by all law abiding individualshe
Someone gave you the place to find most of the legal answers in the first response.
Just to summarize:
English translation: you're hosed, but it's only a "class B misdemeanor" if you're caught. I was unable to find any information on open carry in Utah.
English translation: you can probably get away with having a loaded handgun in your car while traveling through Nevada even though you are too young to get a CCW permit. Furthermore, open carry is legal.
As for the rest, well, it depends on you. How big you are, how you dress, what you're willing to do to conceal a gun. Personally, I just put a Glock 26 in a pocket holster and drop it into my pants pocket. I only got noticed once.
Oh, and if you are ever in a situation where shooting someone is justified, the legality of your having the gun in the first place should be about as high on your worry list as whether your purse goes with your dress.
Yeah, but I have trouble thinking I could walk into a gas station or walmart with a .45 on my hip without being gotten after for disrupting the public or somethinghinking.gif
I understand that, but was concerned about after the fact and the prosecution in court throwing things out like "He was carrying a hangun underage, and therefore must have been looking for a chance to use it." or "The offender is dead, we cannot prove he didnt egg the fight on" or some crap. especially if there were no witnesses, as would likely happen, on rural roads.
Thank you all, packing.com has a lot of good info.