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    Question Traveling through NV from CA to Salt Lake City, UT

    Hi all.

    My fiancé and I are planning a road trip from our place in the SF bay area to visit her family in Denver, Colorado. I'd like to OC (and/or CC) my P99 and was looking into the different laws for the states we'll be passing through.

    Our intended route takes us through Nevada, Utah and part of Wyoming before we get into Colorado. We're planning on spending a night in Salt Lake City each way, but I don't think that changes anything as far as OC/CC is concerned.

    Here's what I've gathered for Nevada:

    Notes:
    The standard prohibited areas of courthouses, public office, schools, etc. apply in all 4 states.
    I don't hold any concealed carry permits in any of the states. No time go get one, either.

    Nevada:
    CC: Permit required for residents. Non-residents need a permit from a state that NV honors.
    OC: Allowed. Can be loaded (loaded magazine with round in the chamber).

    Am I generally correct in what I've been able to figure out?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntnwwnet View Post
    Hi all.

    My fiancé and I are planning a road trip from our place in the SF bay area to visit her family in Denver, Colorado. I'd like to OC (and/or CC) my P99 and was looking into the different laws for the states we'll be passing through.

    Our intended route takes us through Nevada, Utah and part of Wyoming before we get into Colorado. We're planning on spending a night in Salt Lake City each way, but I don't think that changes anything as far as OC/CC is concerned.

    Here's what I've gathered for Nevada:

    Notes:
    The standard prohibited areas of courthouses, public office, schools, etc. apply in all 4 states.
    I don't hold any concealed carry permits in any of the states. No time go get one, either.

    Nevada:
    CC: Permit required for residents. Non-residents need a permit from a state that NV honors.
    OC: Allowed. Can be loaded (loaded magazine with round in the chamber).

    Am I generally correct in what I've been able to figure out?

    Thanks!
    Sounds correct to me. just for some detail Nevada law defines loaded as a "round in the chamber"

    one thing to be careful of would be the federal

    Title 18 - Part I - Chapter 44 - § 926a
    § 926A. Interstate Transportation of Firearms
    Release date: 2005-08-03
    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

    http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/h...6---A000-.html
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    Thanks for clarifying the "loaded" bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frantic84 View Post
    one thing to be careful of would be the federal

    Title 18 - Part I - Chapter 44 - § 926a
    § 926A. Interstate Transportation of Firearms
    Release date: 2005-08-03
    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

    http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/h...6---A000-.html
    I can't carry on my way out of California. I was planning on pulling over as soon as we got into Nevada and holstering up. Does the federal law require me to have my handgun locked & unloaded when crossing state lines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntnwwnet View Post
    Hi all.

    My fiancé and I are planning a road trip from our place in the SF bay area to visit her family in Denver, Colorado. I'd like to OC (and/or CC) my P99 and was looking into the different laws for the states we'll be passing through.

    Our intended route takes us through Nevada, Utah and part of Wyoming before we get into Colorado. We're planning on spending a night in Salt Lake City each way, but I don't think that changes anything as far as OC/CC is concerned.

    Here's what I've gathered for Nevada:

    Notes:
    The standard prohibited areas of courthouses, public office, schools, etc. apply in all 4 states.
    I don't hold any concealed carry permits in any of the states. No time go get one, either.

    Nevada:
    CC: Permit required for residents. Non-residents need a permit from a state that NV honors.
    OC: Allowed. Can be loaded (loaded magazine with round in the chamber).

    Am I generally correct in what I've been able to figure out?

    Thanks!
    Sounds correct to me. just for some detail Nevada law defines loaded as a "round in the chamber"

    one thing to be careful of would be the federal

    Title 18 - Part I - Chapter 44 - § 926a
    § 926A. Interstate Transportation of Firearms
    Release date: 2005-08-03
    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

    http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/h...6---A000-.html

    the link below will cover every state
    http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USRVCarCarry.pdf
    remove handgun registration in Clark County,NV

    2nd amendment in modern English: The people have the right to own and carry firearms, and it may not be violated because a well-equipped Militia is necessary for a State to remain secure and free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntnwwnet View Post
    Thanks for clarifying the "loaded" bit.



    I can't carry on my way out of California. I was planning on pulling over as soon as we got into Nevada and holstering up. Does the federal law require me to have my handgun locked & unloaded when crossing state lines?
    "Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof" this part may help with some state borders
    remove handgun registration in Clark County,NV

    2nd amendment in modern English: The people have the right to own and carry firearms, and it may not be violated because a well-equipped Militia is necessary for a State to remain secure and free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntnwwnet View Post
    I can't carry on my way out of California. I was planning on pulling over as soon as we got into Nevada and holstering up. Does the federal law require me to have my handgun locked & unloaded when crossing state lines?
    No. Only the individual state laws apply when crossing borders. Once in NV, you can carry right on into UT. However, without a license that UT recognizes (which is any government's), UT does not allow a loaded round in firing position while carrying in public. There is a specific UT law that allows you to have your handgun fully loaded in the vehicle, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    No. Only the individual state laws apply when crossing borders. Once in NV, you can carry right on into UT. However, without a license that UT recognizes (which is any government's), UT does not allow a loaded round in firing position while carrying in public. There is a specific UT law that allows you to have your handgun fully loaded in the vehicle, however.
    I see. Good to hear.

    I was planning on carrying in condition 3 from NV until Denver to avoid having to clear the round in the chamber once getting out of the car in Utah.
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    A follow-up question: Do my spare magazines (2, carried in a holster on my weak side) need to be openly carried as well, or can I conceal them under my shirt?
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    Only the firearm need not be concealed. You can do anything you want with the magazines.

    Also, the law that allows your handgun to be loaded in the car also allows it to be concealed on your person (without a license), but again, only while in the car. It applies to every adult over 18, too. You don't hear of any college kids getting car-jacked in UT.
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