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    Question About Open Carry In Nevada/Oregon? Driving While On Person.

    Hey All ,

    I'm new to the forum, but I have a question I can't seem to find an answer on.

    I have my Washington State CPL/CCW, but it does not cross over into Oregon or Nevada.

    While driving into these states, "Nevada" most of all, can I open carry while driving?

    I have a outside the waist band holster, and I'm curious to get a firm answer on this.

    I know it must be concealed in NO way to open carry, but can I stop at border then drive into those state open carrying on person uncovered?

    thanks

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    NV allows loaded open carry of handguns without a permit, including while driving.

    NV forbids having a long gun with a loaded chamber inside the vehicle, however.

    Here is some info on NV gun law: http://armsinfo.com/nevada/#carry
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    Thanks you for the response.

    So it's fine if its still on my person just not covered or concealed?

    Is Oregon the same?

    thanks

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    Question About Open Carry In Nevada/Oregon? Driving While On Person.

    Yes you are fine to open carry in Nevada, in the car it can be anywhere. On your person it has to be exposed.

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    Correct, in your car it can be hidden in gloveboxes, behind the seat, or hidden anywhere else or kept in the open. But you can't hide the gun on your person without a permit, such as in your pants pocket, even in the car.

    On your person you can carry so long as it is discernible to ordinary observation. Before I got my permit to conceal, I carried openly in a belt holster in Nevada, and I just kept it holstered while driving.

    I am no expert on Oregon. In general, you can open carry in Oregon, but there is no preemption there. There are cities in Oregon that ban open carry, if I am not mistaken. I have open carried through some eastern counties in Oregon.
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    In a camera case on my belt is OC?

    I would like to carry a snubbie in a camera case the completed encloses it on my belt, with nothing hiding the case. Is this OC? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike king5 View Post
    I would like to carry a snubbie in a camera case the completed encloses it on my belt, with nothing hiding the case. Is this OC? Thanks.
    A gun enclosed in a case is concealed, not open carry of a handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    A gun enclosed in a case is concealed, not open carry of a handgun.
    Correct. It would not be discernible as a firearm to ordinary observation, and thus would be a felony in Nevada without a permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felid`Maximus View Post
    Correct. It would not be discernible as a firearm to ordinary observation, and thus would be a felony in Nevada without a permit.
    Bingo.

    Why a camera case? If you want to openly carry it, you would use a holster. Your use of a camera case is clear intent of concealing it.
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