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    open carrying a firearm not registered in nevada?

    Recently my ruger blackhawk fafctory grips broke from me over -tightening them (dont ask how) and my .32 magnums' cylinder hand needs replacing only after a year, so my Dad let me borrow his s&w 686 in 6" barrel. Its registered in commiefornia which is where i was raised, but not in Nevada.....is it legallly safe to carry it? I understand that out-of-state people have a 30-day grace period, do i fall under that same law? Is it now an illegal firearm because Ive been in vegas 2 years without switching over the registration?
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    The “short” of it is… if you are a Clark County resident and you own or have in your possession a firearm capable of being concealed, you are required to register that firearm with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Carrying such a firearm in Clark County without such registration is a violation of Clark County Code 12.04.200. Here is the code and the penalty for violating it.
    12.04.200 - Registration of firearms capable of being concealed.[IMG]file:///C:\DOCUME~1\Burl\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\cli p_image002.gif[/IMG]
    It is unlawful for any person with at least sixty days of residency in the county to own or have in his possession, within the unincorporated area of Clark County, a pistol or other firearm capable of being concealed, unless the same has first been registered with the sheriff or with a police department of any of the incorporated cities of Clark County.
    12.04.220 - Penalty for violation of Sections 12.[IMG]file:///C:\DOCUME~1\Burl\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\cli p_image002.gif[/IMG]
    04.010—12.04.210. Any person who violates any of the provisions of Sections 12.04.010 through 12.04.210 is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed six months or by a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars, or by both.

    I would suggest if you are worried about “legality,” that you take the firearm down to a police station and get it registered per the County code. Don’t think they will ask you anything about how long you may have been in possession of the firearm… but who knows. Anyway, the firearm is not “illegal” (assuming it was purchased legally by whomever, etc. and has not been used in the commission of a crime or crimes). The only thing perhaps “illegal” here is that it has been “possessed” by a Clark County resident without the appropriate registration required by Clark County Code 12.04.200.

    Oh, and by the way, by the title of your post, you have given the whole of Nevada a bad time. The state of Nevada and all its County Governments,with the exception of Clark County, have NO gun registration requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcmustang View Post
    The “short” of it is… if you are a Clark County resident and you own or have in your possession a firearm capable of being concealed, you are required to register that firearm with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Carrying such a firearm in Clark County without such registration is a violation of Clark County Code 12.04.200. Here is the code and the penalty for violating it.
    12.04.200 - Registration of firearms capable of being concealed.[IMG]file:///C:\DOCUME~1\Burl\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\cli p_image002.gif[/IMG]
    It is unlawful for any person with at least sixty days of residency in the county to own or have in his possession, within the unincorporated area of Clark County, a pistol or other firearm capable of being concealed, unless the same has first been registered with the sheriff or with a police department of any of the incorporated cities of Clark County.
    12.04.220 - Penalty for violation of Sections 12.[IMG]file:///C:\DOCUME~1\Burl\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\cli p_image002.gif[/IMG]
    04.010—12.04.210. Any person who violates any of the provisions of Sections 12.04.010 through 12.04.210 is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed six months or by a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars, or by both.

    I would suggest if you are worried about “legality,” that you take the firearm down to a police station and get it registered per the County code. Don’t think they will ask you anything about how long you may have been in possession of the firearm… but who knows. Anyway, the firearm is not “illegal” (assuming it was purchased legally by whomever, etc. and has not been used in the commission of a crime or crimes). The only thing perhaps “illegal” here is that it has been “possessed” by a Clark County resident without the appropriate registration required by Clark County Code 12.04.200.

    Oh, and by the way, by the title of your post, you have given the whole of Nevada a bad time. The state of Nevada and all its County Governments,with the exception of Clark County, have NO gun registration requirements.

    Thanks for the reply, and i dont live outside of clark county so i wouldnt know too much about other counties laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punisherprice View Post
    Thanks for the reply, and i dont live outside of clark county so i wouldnt know too much about other counties laws.
    Other counties (non-Clark County), open carry what you like. There is no registration requirement. Doesn't matter who owns it or where it came from. ;o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by punisherprice View Post
    Thanks for the reply, and i dont live outside of clark county so i wouldnt know too much about other counties laws.
    AS USMC Mustang indicated, other counties (non-Clark County), open carry what you like. There is no registration requirement. Doesn't matter who owns it or where it came from. ;o)
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