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    Hi Everyone. Happy New Year.

    First time poster.

    I'm taking my wife to Reno at the end of January for her birthday. I plan on carrying while I'm there. I have a Utah CCW (which Nevada does have Reciprocity with) as well as all the important docs. that allow me to possess a firearm(s) in the USA(Form 6NIA, valid US hunting licence).

    I then stumble across this website and ask myself: "Self, can I O/C in Reno???".

    I've done a little digging, butI can't find anything that specifically prohibits me, as a foreigner, from doing this. I'm sure I've missed something somewhere.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated and may serve to prevent me from doing something that would be extremely embarrassing, to say the least,if I'm incorrect in my assumptions.

    Thanks very much.

    Mike.

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    Well, as a resident of Reno, I open carry all the time but I do not know if there might notsome federal law that would prohibit it. I'm pretty sure there is no Nevada law that would. Counties etc. cannot have stricter laws than the state, (Except for Clark County which grandfathered them in, but I think recently a bill passed to reverse that, not sure)

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    The only thing I think Nevada has to say about foreigners and firearms is that illegal immigrants may not possess firearms.

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    NRS 202.360 Ownership or possession of firearm by certain persons prohibited; penalties.

    1. A person shall not own or have in his possession or under his custody or control any firearm if he:

    (a) Has been convicted of a felony in this or any other state, or in any political subdivision thereof, or of a felony in violation of the laws of the United States of America, unless he has received a pardon and the pardon does not restrict his right to bear arms;

    (b) Is a fugitive from justice; or

    (c) Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance.

    Ê A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $5,000.

    2. A person shall not own or have in his possession or under his custody or control any firearm if he:

    (a) Has been adjudicated as mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility; or

    (b) Is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.



    This is all that I could find. So since you're not an illegal immigrant you should be okay.

    If a building is operated by the federal government also, know that firearms are not allowed inside.


    I believe a post office is an example of such a building. Also of course, if there is a metal detector you can't go in.

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    Since you already have a Utah CCW, I assume there are no federal laws that would prohibit you.

    I looked up some federal laws (that I could find anyway, and keep in mind I'm no lawyer or expert at reading laws), but all they said were that an alien without a hunting license or purpose to be in the U.S. may not be engaged in buying and selling firearms.

    And that you could be deported if you violate a firearms law.

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    arg... for some reason this site always has bugs when I try to post laws...

    Oh and I forgot, Welcome to the forum, welcome to Nevada and Reno, and Happy New Year to you as well!

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    Felid`Maximus wrote:
    arg... for some reason this site always has bugs when I try to post laws...
    Some states do. Virginia for some reason doesn't.

    Are you able to post a link?
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Yeah, I think it has to do with some imbedded linking that is in various law sites have that causes them not to post correctly.

    I found that copying and pasting intoa text document first and then copying again from the text document works.



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    Gun-Adian...

    Basically, ina summary of myunprofessional opinion, I think you'd be just fine open carrying in Reno. Of course, if a privateestablishment asks you to leave, then you have to. (If you didn't you would be tresspassing)

    Since your Utah permit is recognized in Nevada you say, you could always CC too if you want to attract less attention to yourself. There's always the possibility of someone, even a cop, out of sheer ignorance of the law may question what you are doing but legally I cannot see where you could be stopped.

    Of course, you cannot be drinking alcoholic beverages while you are carrying, but the same applies to the CCW too, and as I mentioned above, federal buildings are off limits.

    That is all I can think of at the moment. Have fun in Reno and enjoy your stay!

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    Thanks for the info, Gents.

    I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

    Happy New Year (again)....

    Mike.

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    Welcome to the U.S.

    I hope all goes well for you and you have a good experience.

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    Welcome to the US and a Happy New year!

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    There is a similar thread by another visitor over in the Pennsylvania forum: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum46/5928.html

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    You may open carry however there WILL be places you won't be able to go. Not because of law but because of the private property rights. Harrahs Casino has signs posted if they see it they secure it or you leave. Most Casinos are like this other businesses aren't bothered too much. Worst case is if where your staying decides they don't like the idea they can ask you to leave and I'm not sure of the repercussions with your reservation as far as refunds or they will secure it for you. Circus Circus goes over the top even bringing in RPD, as i was told by a former security employee, this may have changed but what the security did while this person was employed there was overboard.

    Just use good judgement. Just for info you can still have adult beverages while carrying in NV. You have to stay sober and the BAC is .10. So enjoy that glass of wine with dinner or specialty beer at Great Basin Brewery.

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    Non-resident aliens (who are otherwise here legally and not "prohibited persons") with a valid hunting license can acquire and possess firearms under federal law, as I understand it. The law doesn't specify hunting-approved guns either. That said, I was surprised to hear that a non-resident alien could qualify for a carry permit.

    -ljp

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    Legba wrote:
    Non-resident aliens (who are otherwise here legally and not "prohibited persons") with a valid hunting license can acquire and possess firearms under federal law, as I understand it. The law doesn't specify hunting-approved guns either. That said, I was surprised to hear that a non-resident alien could qualify for a carry permit.

    -ljp




    Yeah, I was really surprised when I found out I could get a Utah CCW.

    The gentleman who came up here to give the "information seminar" did a really good job. We really got a rundown on the whole idea of carrying concealed, the good stuff and the pitfalls as well as how to go about legally importing our firearms into the US. He made sure we were all really well informed. His company also took care of the applications, fingerprinting and photographs. A true "one stop shop".

    It took about5 months for my UtahCCW to come through. I guess the long delay was for the FBI background checks to go through. I know our Canadian Law Enforcement computers are linked withthe US ones, but for something like this,Ifigure they've got to be sure who's getting the permits, so I didn't mind the wait.

    A little after that I put in for my New Hampshire CCW and that took about 2 months.

    The one attempt I made to actually try out my CCW's on a trip Stateside fell flat because of a ratherun-informed (re:CLUELESS)US CBP guard who would not let me across the border with my firearms, even though I had all my correct documentation.

    That's what I get for crossing the border at 2am (we had a very early flight out of Seattle). He said he didn't know the law regarding temporary firearms imports and couldn't find anyone to ask so he just flat out said "NO!". From the way he acted, I would assume he didn't know a lot of things. I guess that's why he was working the graveyard shift. What do you do? You can't argue with'em.

    Don't get me wrong...we've got some prize idiots manning our side of the border as well, but those clowns I can handle.

    I haven't made another try at it yet. Hopefully this trip it'll go better.


    Mike.




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    Last time I crossed from Canada back into the States, I reeked of booze so bad the US Costoms guy had to step back from the car (I was a passenger). He didn't ask for documentation beyond my slurred "United States" when asked about citizenship. Glad to see our people hold us in such low regard that this went unchallenged. This was before 9/11/2001, so I trust they've tightened that up a tad.

    -ljp

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