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Sobriquet
08-06-2008, 3:04 PM
My friends and I are going to Vegas this weekend. While there, we wanted to go to that gun range that allows you to rent full autos. We figure we'll bring a few handguns to shoot, too.

Any problem with us bringing an unloaded handgun in a locked container to Las Vegas? Is it kosher to have a loaded magazine inside the same case, but not within the weapon itself?

Any restrictions on bringing ammunition across state lines into Nevada? Thanks, guys!

stag1500
08-06-2008, 3:07 PM
None what-so-ever (assuming you're not a felon and it's not a stolen handgun).

Sobriquet
08-06-2008, 5:19 PM
What about a loaded mag in the same locked case, but outside the weapon itself?

CHS
08-06-2008, 6:00 PM
Vegas, this weekend eh? Defcon? :)

Sobriquet
08-06-2008, 6:08 PM
Nope, just a few old college roommates going for a well-deserved weekend.

CHS
08-06-2008, 6:11 PM
Ahh ok.. I'll be in Vegas as well this weekend (Leaving tomorrow morning). Bringing a couple guns with me.

Also, stop at the Bass Pro Outdoors World mega-mart either on your way in or out of town. AWESOME store. Lots of goodies we can't have here :(

hill billy
08-06-2008, 6:43 PM
Next time I head into Vegas I'll be legally carrying concealed. Yay for me. Wish I could do it here. :(

Pronghorn
08-06-2008, 6:51 PM
When you cross into NV, pull over, slap in a mag, and chamber a round. It is legal to carry a loaded handgun in your vehicle concealed or not. If you don't believe me, call Vegas Metro, they will tell you the same thing.:)

U2BassAce
08-06-2008, 7:02 PM
When you cross into NV, pull over, slap in a mag, and chamber a round. It is legal to carry a loaded handgun in your vehicle concealed or not. If you don't believe me, call Vegas Metro, they will tell you the same thing.:)

Throw it in your center counsel. Make sure if you are pulled over to let the LEO know about it.

hkuspc40
08-06-2008, 11:37 PM
I don't get it...why the need for a loaded gun in a moving vehicle on a highway (15 I assume if you're heading to LV)? Unless you got a flat tire, is stranded in the desert, driving by a rough neighborhood, I don't think that's necessary. Is it "cool" or something? R u going to do a drive by? Want to "feel hard"? Paranoid? Those are all the wrong reasons!
Yes its legal, but unless you are in a position to defend yourself, its absolutely unnecessary and in the long run, may encourage NV to enact unfavorable firearm regulations in the long run against out-of-state citizens.

bigmike82
08-06-2008, 11:40 PM
Whoa, simply exercising your rights is unnecessary?

You should only keep/bear a firearm if you might need it?

NiteQwill
08-06-2008, 11:58 PM
I don't get it...why the need for a loaded gun in a moving vehicle on a highway (15 I assume if you're heading to LV)? Unless you got a flat tire, is stranded in the desert, driving by a rough neighborhood, I don't think that's necessary. Is it "cool" or something? R u going to do a drive by? Want to "feel hard"? Paranoid? Those are all the wrong reasons!
Yes its legal, but unless you are in a position to defend yourself, its absolutely unnecessary and in the long run, may encourage NV to enact unfavorable firearm regulations in the long run against out-of-state citizens.
Where did this come from?:confused::rolleyes:

NiteQwill
08-06-2008, 11:59 PM
Nevada is also open carry. And like someone posted above, it is legal to have a concealed, loaded gun in your vehicle without a permit in Nevada.

battleship
08-07-2008, 12:14 AM
So lets recap so i no im hearing this straight, once person enters Nevada in any direction and to any town, he /she can take there gun from the locked container put a loaded mag inside her and just leave it on the passenger seat while they drive, or place it hidden in the dash or center console, and if one was to get pulled over by a Nevada Leo as long as you made them aware of the loaded and unlocoked gun, they would not have a problem with it.

What if you were on foot on the Vegas strip at night or in the day open carrying a loaded gun is this legal or does it have to be unloaded. Would you be stopped by the police if they saw you or your attention was drawn by some shocked tourist who called the police on you.

I wont ask about inside Casinos im not that stupid but what about in a mall or the 711 or gas station can you open carry and more importantly what is the possibility of been hasselled by LEO.

NiteQwill
08-07-2008, 8:56 AM
So lets recap so i no im hearing this straight, once person enters Nevada in any direction and to any town, he /she can take there gun from the locked container put a loaded mag inside her and just leave it on the passenger seat while they drive, or place it hidden in the dash or center console, and if one was to get pulled over by a Nevada Leo as long as you made them aware of the loaded and unlocoked gun, they would not have a problem with it.

What if you were on foot on the Vegas strip at night or in the day open carrying a loaded gun is this legal or does it have to be unloaded. Would you be stopped by the police if they saw you or your attention was drawn by some shocked tourist who called the police on you.

I wont ask about inside Casinos im not that stupid but what about in a mall or the 711 or gas station can you open carry and more importantly what is the possibility of been hasselled by LEO.
Yes, you can carry openly loaded. Yes, you can have a loaded gun in your car. LV Metro knows this for a fact and supports it. BUT prepared to be "asked a few questions" should you decide to carry on the Strip. Remember, the Strip is the bread-n-butter of that city, and scaring tourists (from other countries who have never seen a gun in their life) will likely attract police. So use common sense.

Also, businesses can tell you to leave if they see you are armed. You are required to or you are trespassing. Don't even think about carrying openly in a casino, you will be tossed (probably literally) out 100% of the time (unless you are in Reno, where they really don't care).

The only places you may not carry openly are state designated rest stops along the highway, airports, schools, government buildings, etc.

VegasND
08-07-2008, 9:13 AM
So lets recap so i no im hearing this straight, once person enters Nevada in any direction and to any town, he /she can take there gun from the locked container put a loaded mag inside her and just leave it on the passenger seat while they drive, or place it hidden in the dash or center console, and if one was to get pulled over by a Nevada Leo as long as you made them aware of the loaded and unlocoked gun, they would not have a problem with it.

What if you were on foot on the Vegas strip at night or in the day open carrying a loaded gun is this legal or does it have to be unloaded. Would you be stopped by the police if they saw you or your attention was drawn by some shocked tourist who called the police on you.

I wont ask about inside Casinos im not that stupid but what about in a mall or the 711 or gas station can you open carry and more importantly what is the possibility of been hasselled by LEO.

Actually, the police recommend NOT leaving it in plain sight because it is more likely to be stolen. When I first took a pistol to be registered and given the 'execrecrable blue card' I was given a printout recommending handguns be kept out of sight in a vehicle. Stop by a metro station and see if they still hand those out--it'll probably make you feel better.

joeyriv
08-07-2008, 9:43 AM
I don't get it...why the need for a loaded gun in a moving vehicle on a highway (15 I assume if you're heading to LV)? Unless you got a flat tire, is stranded in the desert, driving by a rough neighborhood, I don't think that's necessary. Is it "cool" or something? R u going to do a drive by? Want to "feel hard"? Paranoid? Those are all the wrong reasons!
Yes its legal, but unless you are in a position to defend yourself, its absolutely unnecessary and in the long run, may encourage NV to enact unfavorable firearm regulations in the long run against out-of-state citizens.

Zombies are in the desert along I-15 too, you know...

PolishMike
08-07-2008, 9:55 AM
Remember to take a look at the gas gauge before leaving the city hungover.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/ikilledit29/8e0c8502.jpg

Sydwaiz
08-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Remember to take a look at the gas gauge before leaving the city hungover.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/ikilledit29/8e0c8502.jpg

LOL! That's why I carry around 49gal with me! :D I was there last weekend, 2 weeks before that, and probably be back in a couple weeks. I don't feel a need to load up a handgun but being able to unscrew a little 4-40 setscrew and be able to push a button normally when I get there is always nice! ;)

buff_01
08-07-2008, 11:32 PM
I'll be going to vegas this weekend too... unfortunately I don't want to drop the loot for a machinegun shoot, but I really should stop by a REAL gun store. Any recommendations?