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Posted: 12/22/2002 12:02:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2002 12:04:13 PM EDT by Wolfpack]
There is a thread is GD about this but I want a copy of this here, this is in response to my email to Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. about if open carry is legal in Clark County Nevada (Las Vegas). If you are coming to Las Vegas and are maybe planning to open carry, printing this out and carrying it with you couldn't hurt.


Mr. Mayo, below is the response my office received from Detention &
Enforcement.

Mary Kleven
Sr. Executive Assistant
to Councilman McDonald
City of Las Vegas
229-6405
464-2684--fax


I contacted Sgt. Fricker at Metro/DTAC and posed the citizen's question to
him. As with any situation, having more details would have been helpful in
responding. However, this is what was learned. Generally, if a person has
a "holstered" pistol, and has not committed any other offense, then there
should not be a problem. Let me state that we are speaking of the City of
Las Vegas. While I do not think there are any differences between Clark
County, North Las Vegas, or Henderson ordinances regarding this matter, I
would recommend that the citizen check with those
govermental entities to be certain.

In the interest of public safety, if a law enforcement officer observes
someone carring a firearm under circumstances that may seem questionable,
then the officer may approach the person to ensure all is as it should be.
This may include checking the weapon is properly registered. Once again, its
a delicate balance in assuring the safety of the public, as well as the
rights of the individual. If the officer is responding to a call placed by
another citizen concerned about someone carrying a firearm in public, then
it is necessary to contact the weapon carrier to resolve the dispatched
call. Again, if all is in order, the weapon carrier should be allowed to go
on his/her way.

Within the City of Las Vegas, it is illegal to carry a firearm, openly or
concealed, in City parks. Even if the weapon is properly registered, and
the individual authorized to carry concealed, it is still against City
ordinance.

I hope I was able to help in answering the inquiry.

Jeff Dufrene, Lt.
Field Services, D&E

Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:57:49 AM EDT
The City Ordinance about carrying in city parks may not be in direct conflict with Nevada state law that states that only the State Legislature may determine the legality of carrying firearms. Other jurisdictions may only control where it is legal to discharge firearms. Consult with a lawyer before doing anything rash.
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