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Posted: 7/7/2008 11:29:24 AM EDT
I have an Arkansas CHL permit, which Nevada does recognizes. I will be going to the casinos, etc. What about switchblades?

Thanks, Bruce.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 11:58:50 AM EDT
Switchblades ARE illegal. Open carry NOT welcomed in the casinos...... they are private property.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 11:59:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By locrain:
I have an Arkansas CHL permit, which Nevada does recognizes. I will be going to the casinos, etc. What about switchblades?

Thanks, Bruce.


This is a link to the NRS Statue

NRS 202

This covers where you can't carry

NRS 202.3673 Permittee authorized to carry concealed firearm while on premises of public building; exceptions; penalty.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a permittee may carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of any public building.

2. A permittee shall not carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of a public building that is located on the property of a public airport.

3. A permittee shall not carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of:

(a) A public building that is located on the property of a public school or a child care facility or the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, unless the permittee has obtained written permission to carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building pursuant to subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of subsection 3 of NRS 202.265.

(b) A public building that has a metal detector at each public entrance or a sign posted at each public entrance indicating that no firearms are allowed in the building, unless the permittee is not prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building pursuant to subsection 4.

4. The provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 3 do not prohibit:

(a) A permittee who is a judge from carrying a concealed firearm in the courthouse or courtroom in which he presides or from authorizing a permittee to carry a concealed firearm while in the courtroom of the judge and while traveling to and from the courtroom of the judge.

(b) A permittee who is a prosecuting attorney of an agency or political subdivision of the United States or of this State from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of a public building.

(c) A permittee who is employed in the public building from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building.

(d) A permittee from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building if the permittee has received written permission from the person in control of the public building to carry a concealed firearm while the permittee is on the premises of the public building.

5. A person who violates subsection 2 or 3 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

6. As used in this section:

(a) “Child care facility” has the meaning ascribed to it in paragraph (a) of subsection 5 of NRS 202.265.

(b) “Public building” means any building or office space occupied by:

(1) Any component of the Nevada System of Higher Education and used for any purpose related to the System; or

(2) The Federal Government, the State of Nevada or any county, city, school district or other political subdivision of the State of Nevada and used for any public purpose.

Ê If only part of the building is occupied by an entity described in this subsection, the term means only that portion of the building which is so occupied.

(Added to NRS by 1995, 2725; A 1997, 63; 1999, 2767; 2007, 1914)


This covers automatic knives

NRS 202.350 Manufacture, importation, possession or use of dangerous weapon or silencer; carrying concealed weapon without permit; penalties; issuance of permit to carry concealed weapon; exceptions.

1. Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 202.355 and 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive, a person within this State shall not:

(a) Manufacture or cause to be manufactured, or import into the State, or keep, offer or expose for sale, or give, lend or possess any knife which is made an integral part of a belt buckle or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a switchblade knife, blackjack, slungshot, billy, sand-club, sandbag or metal knuckles;

(b) Manufacture or cause to be manufactured, or import into the State, or keep, offer or expose for sale, or give, lend, possess or use a machine gun or a silencer, unless authorized by federal law;

(c) With the intent to inflict harm upon the person of another, possess or use a nunchaku or trefoil; or

(d) Carry concealed upon his person any:

(1) Explosive substance, other than ammunition or any components thereof;

(2) Dirk, dagger or machete;

(3) Pistol, revolver or other firearm, or other dangerous or deadly weapon; or

(4) Knife which is made an integral part of a belt buckle.

2. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 202.275 and 212.185, a person who violates any of the provisions of:

(a) Paragraph (a) or (c) or subparagraph (2) or (4) of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 is guilty:

(1) For the first offense, of a gross misdemeanor.

(2) For any subsequent offense, of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

(b) Paragraph (b) or subparagraph (1) or (3) of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

3. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the sheriff of any county may, upon written application by a resident of that county showing the reason or the purpose for which a concealed weapon is to be carried, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to carry in this State the concealed weapon described in the permit. The sheriff shall not issue a permit to a person to carry a switchblade knife. This subsection does not authorize the sheriff to issue a permit to a person to carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm.

4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, this section does not apply to:

(a) Sheriffs, constables, marshals, peace officers, correctional officers employed by the Department of Corrections, special police officers, police officers of this State, whether active or honorably retired, or other appointed officers.

(b) Any person summoned by any peace officer to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while the person so summoned is actually engaged in assisting such an officer.

(c) Any full-time paid peace officer of an agency of the United States or another state or political subdivision thereof when carrying out official duties in the State of Nevada.

(d) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States when on duty.

5. The exemptions provided in subsection 4 do not include a former peace officer who is retired for disability unless his former employer has approved his fitness to carry a concealed weapon.

6. The provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 1 do not apply to any person who is licensed, authorized or permitted to possess or use a machine gun or silencer pursuant to federal law. The burden of establishing federal licensure, authorization or permission is upon the person possessing the license, authorization or permission.

7. This section shall not be construed to prohibit a qualified law enforcement officer or a qualified retired law enforcement officer from carrying a concealed weapon in this State if he is authorized to do so pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 926B or 926C.

8. As used in this section:

(a) “Concealed weapon” means a weapon described in this section that is carried upon a person in such a manner as not to be discernible by ordinary observation.

(b) “Honorably retired” means retired in Nevada after completion of 10 years of creditable service as a member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. A former peace officer is not “honorably retired” if he was discharged for cause or resigned before the final disposition of allegations of serious misconduct.

(c) “Machine gun” means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot or can be readily restored to shoot more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.

(d) “Nunchaku” means an instrument consisting of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain used as a weapon in forms of Oriental combat.

(e) “Qualified law enforcement officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in 18 U.S.C. § 926B(c).

(f) “Qualified retired law enforcement officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in 18 U.S.C. § 926C(c).

(g) “Silencer” means any device for silencing, muffling or diminishing the report of a firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a silencer or muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication.

(h) “Switchblade knife” means a spring-blade knife, snap-blade knife or any other knife having the appearance of a pocketknife, any blade of which is 2 or more inches long and which can be released automatically by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle or other mechanical device, or is released by any type of mechanism. The term does not include a knife which has a blade that is held in place by a spring if the blade does not have any type of automatic release.

(i) “Trefoil” means an instrument consisting of a metal plate having three or more radiating points with sharp edges, designed in the shape of a star, cross or other geometric figure and used as a weapon for throwing.

[1:47:1925; NCL § 2302] + [3:47:1925; NCL § 2304]—(NRS A 1959, 548; 1963, 90; 1967, 486; 1973, 190, 900; 1977, 269, 880; 1979, 1435; 1985, 452, 593, 792; 1989, 653; 1995, 1207, 2726; 1997, 826, 1601; 1999, 421, 1208; 2001, 575; 2003, 1351; 2005, 594)


Link Posted: 7/7/2008 10:17:26 PM EDT
Rural NV is firearms friendly for the most part. Vegas is definitely don't ask, don't tell.

Most casinos won't ask if you carry and you sure as hell don't tell them. Concealed means concealed and you will be fine. If by chance they learn you are carrying the most they can legally do is ask you to leave. If you do you are kosher. I have never heard of anyone getting booted for CCW in a casino that wasn't looking for trouble.

Enjoy your trip and thanks for spending your vacation dollars in Nevada.
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 12:44:25 PM EDT
Thanks for the info guys. Is there anywhere in vegas where open carry is ok? I thought doing it for the he'll of it, we don't allow it here, but it may be more trouble than it's worth.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 6:43:30 PM EDT
Do NOT open carry here..
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 8:50:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
Do NOT open carry here..


10-4.
Link Posted: 7/12/2008 8:14:09 AM EDT
re: casino concealed carry

I read a NRS here a while back that said you need specific signage at the entrance to establishments to restrict concealed carry, and that most casinos don't follow this but have smaller signs.

Of course, in any establishment, if they ask you to leave because you are carrying it is prudent to do so without incident.
Link Posted: 7/12/2008 1:42:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By f2:
re: casino concealed carry

I read a NRS here a while back that said you need specific signage at the entrance to establishments to restrict concealed carry, and that most casinos don't follow this but have smaller signs.

Of course, in any establishment, if they ask you to leave because you are carrying it is prudent to do so without incident.


They can put up whatever signage they want, NRS doesn't preclude you from carrying in a casino.
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 12:14:32 AM EDT
yep, but it is private poperty, so they can kick u off property, and even 86 you...
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 5:34:07 AM EDT
Concealed means concealed. They should not know you are carrying.
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 7:43:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Scot45:
Concealed means concealed. They should not know you are carrying.


642 in my pocket. They're not going to know. I just want to keep my bases covered.
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 8:46:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By locrain:

Originally Posted By Scot45:
Concealed means concealed. They should not know you are carrying.


642 in my pocket. They're not going to know. I just want to keep my bases covered.


You'll be fine. You're not breaking any laws. Enjoy your stay. Spend early, spend often
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 3:16:38 PM EDT
Thats right. Signage prohibiting ccw posted anywhere except a government owned building or school has no force of law. It would have the same legal weight as if they posted a sign telling you not to bring your cellphone or sunglasses into the building.


The most they can do is ask you to leave. Your response to that is what determines if LEO gets involved or not.
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 5:32:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
Do NOT open carry here..


Why not?
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 11:41:56 PM EDT
Your get attention that is not worth the hassle.... theyll take u in for disturbing the peace...
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 4:44:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunsmoke1702:

Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
Do NOT open carry here..


Why not?


I am about as "pro-second amendment" as they come but I still don't get the "hey, look at me ....I'm carrying a gun" mentality. I want the element of suprise and don't like attention, but that's just my humble opinion!
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 10:23:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2008 10:25:00 PM EDT by Barrelburner]

Originally Posted By thexrayboy:
Thats right. Signage prohibiting ccw posted anywhere except a government owned building or school has no force of law. It would have the same legal weight as if they posted a sign telling you not to bring your cellphone or sunglasses into the building.


The most they can do is ask you to leave. Your response to that is what determines if LEO gets involved or not.
Correct.

With a CCW you can carry everywhere except:
-inside buildings at public schools or public universities/colleges
-inside public buildings at public airports
-inside government buildings with EITHER metal detectors OR signs prohibiting firearms posted at each public entrance.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 1:49:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By diversmith:

Originally Posted By Gunsmoke1702:

Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
Do NOT open carry here..


Why not?


I am about as "pro-second amendment" as they come but I still don't get the "hey, look at me ....I'm carrying a gun" mentality. I want the element of suprise and don't like attention, but that's just my humble opinion!


Before I got my CCW, I always open carried while walking my dogs in my neighborHOOD. I never had to surprise anyone.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 1:51:27 PM EDT
It's possible he's referring to open carry while at the mall or some other populated areas. Walking the dog in the neighborhood is nothing from what I've seen.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 10:01:41 PM EDT
Well, I made it back. ccw'd the whole time, went fine. lost all my money, shot some machine guns. That about covers it.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 10:22:47 PM EDT
Thank you, come again
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 11:01:07 PM EDT
Aren't private schools on the no carry list, because they are defined in the statute as public? I haven't looked it up for awhile, but that is memory.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:42:03 PM EDT
Thank you for visiting Nevada and contributing to our fine state by way of your gaming dollar. Feel free to return as often as you like. Nevada loves visitors.....though occasionally we have a bone to pick with certain socialist types that move here and try to remake the state into the image of the one they left.


And for dbailey.....the law actually state that ccw on the premises of public schools and private daycare centers is prohibited. It does not specifically address private schools. Gray area , possibly subject to interpretation by an overzealous DA. A private daycare center could be construed as a private school and the law "stretched" to apply to that locale. YMMV of course.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:55:19 PM EDT
Quick CCW related question to anyone who knows:

I need to add a new semi to my permit. Can I pay the $25 fee in cash, or does it need to be MO?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 3:05:44 PM EDT
MO or cashier's check only. No cash.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 3:13:20 PM EDT
Merci.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 4:33:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 4:35:31 PM EDT by GloryBigs]

Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
Your get attention that is not worth the hassle.... theyll take u in for disturbing the peace...




That is complete bullshit. If your specifically talking about "inside" Casino's then you should say so.

If you have any -Please share first hand experience regarding the so called "theyll take u in for disturbing the peace".

I open carry - I am in Vegas and I have never had an issue.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:02:25 PM EDT
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