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Clayface
10-18-2009, 8:32 PM
My brother-in-law just bought a break-open (top loading) buschmaster ar-15 in .308 .But as I was going congratulating him on the purchase I was thinking while in the hell wouldn't hey just buy one with a detachable mag feature. I didn't want to ask the question as to why he went that route (it might make me sound rude) , maybe he did so because they aren't legal in that state. So my question to you fine gentleman is , are assault rifles with detachable mags not legal in N.V. And are my assumptions of that state being gun friendly wrong?

SanSacto
10-18-2009, 8:35 PM
I do not know why anyone would buy a top loading AR in Nevada. :confused:

Vin496
10-18-2009, 8:38 PM
My brother-in-law just bought a break-open (top loading) buschmaster ar-15 in .308 .But as I was going congratulating him on the purchase I was thinking while in the hell wouldn't hey just buy one with a detachable mag feature. I didn't want to ask the question as to why he went that route (it might make me sound rude) , maybe he did so because they aren't legal in that state. So my question to you fine gentleman is , are assault rifles with detachable mags not legal in N.V. And are my assumptions of that state being gun friendly wrong?

They are completely legal, Nevada is very gun friendly. Vegas has some few odd rules(blue cards, etc..), but the rest o the State is completely pro gun.

Maybe your BIL just has no clue what is available and just bought the 1st thing he saw.

devildog999
10-18-2009, 9:14 PM
That's like asking if there are Casinos in Vegas. I'm surprised a gun shop out there even has the stones to sell a break open.

SkatinJJ
10-18-2009, 9:28 PM
It's in Nevada that I can go to a stock configuration on my ARs and go with full evil features.

I neuter them for the return trip.

JJ

CSACANNONEER
10-18-2009, 9:36 PM
They are completely legal, Nevada is very gun friendly. Vegas has some few odd rules(blue cards, etc..), but the rest o the State is completely pro gun.

Maybe your BIL just has no clue what is available and just bought the 1st thing he saw.

It's not just Las Vegas. If you live (or visit for more than 3 days) anywhere in Clark County, you will need to get a blue card and REGISTER EVERY hangun at the local police station! Yep, Clark County has MANDATORY handgun REGISTRATION! This is worse than anywhere in California. It's not just an "odd rule" as you put it. At least in Ca. I can still legally own my unregistered handguns.

Back to the topic. I don't have a clue as to why a dealer in NV would have a toploader in stock unless, a Californian needed to pawn it for gas money.

Clayface
10-18-2009, 9:44 PM
There you are maybe the price enticed him to buy the top loading one. It completely blows my mind as to why the hell he would buy that model.

CSACANNONEER
10-18-2009, 9:46 PM
There you are maybe the price enticed him to buy the top loading one. It completely blows my mind as to why the hell he would buy that model.

Or, maybe it was the fact that he won't shoot it as fast. Ammo isn't that cheap right now. He could have done it as a cost savings measure.

joelukehart
10-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Heck, machine guns, SBR's, silencers, AOW's, Destructive Devices, and even prostitution is legal in Nevada. So i'm guessing a top loading AR is legal, but he might get laughed at.

Vin496
10-19-2009, 6:43 AM
It's not just Las Vegas. If you live (or visit for more than 3 days) anywhere in Clark County, you will need to get a blue card and REGISTER EVERY hangun at the local police station! Yep, Clark County has MANDATORY handgun REGISTRATION! This is worse than anywhere in California. It's not just an "odd rule" as you put it. At least in Ca. I can still legally own my unregistered handguns.

Back to the topic. I don't have a clue as to why a dealer in NV would have a toploader in stock unless, a Californian needed to pawn it for gas money.

Actually a year or 2 back the laws were changed for the 72 hour registration.

A non resident/tourist has to be there at least 60 days before they register their gun. A resident now has 72 hours to get their blue card.

Before if you transferring a pistol, you had to do it at the Las Vegas Metro station to get the blue card.

http://www.lvmpd.com/Permits/firearms_registration.html

audihenry
10-19-2009, 10:35 AM
So someone from CA can go to Nevada and use "evil features" like a pistol grip and remove the maglock - then reinstall and come back to CA - legally?

Dr Rockso
10-19-2009, 11:08 AM
So someone from CA can go to Nevada and use "evil features" like a pistol grip and remove the maglock - then reinstall and come back to CA - legally?
Yep. You can even use 30-rounders and bring them back so long as they are disassembled and remain disassembled whenever they are in CA.

By the way, does Bushmaster even make a top-loading .308? I've only seen a .223 top-loader.

audihenry
10-19-2009, 11:12 AM
Yep. You can even use 30-rounders and bring them back so long as they are disassembled and remain disassembled whenever they are in CA.


Do ranges in Nevada treat out-of-staters differently as far as military-style rifles are concerned?

Vin496
10-19-2009, 12:36 PM
Do ranges in Nevada treat out-of-staters differently as far as military-style rifles are concerned?

No,

where you might get some attitude is if you are trying to buy magazines(10+ rounds) or looking at items that they think/know you can't have. There was a FFL in Vegas that told my Brother in Law that he might as well just leave the store, because there was nothing in there for him.

audihenry
10-19-2009, 12:59 PM
No,

where you might get some attitude is if you are trying to buy magazines(10+ rounds) or looking at items that they think/know you can't have. There was a FFL in Vegas that told my Brother in Law that he might as well just leave the store, because there was nothing in there for him.

Very cool. NV, here I come! ;)

djleisure
10-19-2009, 1:19 PM
Yep. You can even use 30-rounders and bring them back so long as they are disassembled and remain disassembled whenever they are in CA.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you do not need to disassemble them prior to returning if you legally possessed them in CA (ie. pre-ban.)

WeekendWarrior
10-19-2009, 1:23 PM
WWRTW

BrowningTBolt
10-19-2009, 2:02 PM
I don't think "Assault Weapons" are legal for purchase unless you have special permits, but semi-automatic black rifles should be :D

There is no such thing as an "Assault Weapon" in Nevada. Perhaps you mean an "assault rifle" plainly defined as a select fire mid caliber weapon... Those require the proper NFA paperwork, etc.

Vin496
10-19-2009, 2:08 PM
There is no such thing as an "Assault Weapon" in Nevada. Perhaps you mean an "assault rifle" plainly defined as a select fire mid caliber weapon... Those require the proper NFA paperwork, etc.

Someone missed the humor in the post.:D

Dr Rockso
10-19-2009, 2:18 PM
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you do not need to disassemble them prior to returning if you legally possessed them in CA (ie. pre-ban.)

Yeah, disassembly is only required if they were not possessed in CA prior to 2000.

BrowningTBolt
10-19-2009, 2:29 PM
Someone missed the humor in the post.:D

I got it his attempt at humor; but he meant "assault rifle" not "assault weapon."

Stormfeather
10-19-2009, 9:17 PM
That's like asking if there are Casinos BROTHELS in Vegas Nevada. I'm surprised a gun shop out there even has the stones to sell a break open.

fixed it for ya! :rolleyes:

Clayface
10-19-2009, 9:33 PM
" So i'm guessing a top loading AR is legal, but he might get laughed at. "
I feel really bad for him . I wish he would have asked for my input prior to the purchase.I definately would have kept it friendly. Poor guy.

Spyder
10-19-2009, 9:52 PM
Hehe...Guess I'll be the first A-hole to mention it. AR-15 in .308?

CalNRA
10-19-2009, 10:25 PM
Hehe...Guess I'll be the first A-hole to mention it. AR-15 in .308?

that's what I was wondering. Should go well with the Garand in 50BMG.