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    My wife and I just got back from a weekend in Vegas. Stayed at a very nice timeshare that we didn't know was a timeshare. Booked on Expedia as a regular hotel room $89.00 for two nights. Checked in on Friday night and they asked if I wanted to sit through a sales presentation for $100.00 cash. Said yes, so Saturday, got a free lunch and talked guns with the sales guy for about an hour after I told him I was just there for the $100.00.

    While on the way to Vegas my brakes began to shimmy a little bit, so I had to bring the Buick into a tire and brake shop and had the disks turned. Smoothed the problem right out. While waiting, I heard a guy by the door on a cell phone. The words Kimber and Glock caught my ear. I noticed he was carrying a Springfield 1911 openly for the world to see. Turns out he used to be a Marine, and is now starting up a CCW training company (NRA Instructor).

    Open Carried all around the grounds of the timeshare. Only had one person ask about it, a local lady who wasn't aware that Open Carry was legal. She was with two male friends, one from New Hampshire who was familiar with the concept at least. She asked a few questions, and then she asked "Is it loaded now?"

    I said yes and she kind of stepped back behind one of the guys and said "Now I am scared".

    I responded "Ma'am, there hasn't been a single case in recorded history of a loaded gun jumping out of its holster, then running down the street and shooting someone all by itself. It always takes a person pulling the trigger to operate the gun."

    This seemed to relax her somewhat as I obviously didn't appear to be a threatening person out to do evil.

    Went into several different stores and nobody panicked. The only place I didn't carry was into the Casinos.

    So turned out to be a good Open Carry weekend.

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    I thought there was some municipal code against carrying in Vegas, or is that just on the strip? I seem to recall the Nevada forum saying carrying in the heavily trafficked area of Vegas would get you a party of police all giving you their love and affection in the form of aimed weapons.

    ETA: It's not illegal.

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    SO FRIGGIN RAD! AWESOME!

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    "Now I'm scared." LOL

    We should come up with a full list of responses for that one,how about...

    "Why? Thesafest place in town is a 20m radius all around this smoke wagon!"


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    No code you can carry anywhere except in the casinos! (even on the strip)

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    IIRC, Vegas PD used to be a problem, but they were educated over the past couple years.

    I seem to recall some discussion over there about state preemption... (or is my imagination just making up these memories to help me cope with the the state of our state?)
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    Sounds perfect.
    Is that the law in all of Nevada or just L.V.?
    Any issues with school zones or bars?

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    Im heading to Vegas for new years....what I have been able to glean from the NV forum is that LOC is legal in NV.

    NV has total preemption on firearms laws, with one exception, Clark county has a "deadly weapons" registration code/clause, its grand fathered in.

    So If you live in NV, in Clark county you have to have a "blue card" or registration card for the weapon. It does not apply to visitors from out of state until you reside in NV for 60 days. Even for NV residents the "blue card" isn't required to be carried on your person.



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    Schools are fine just dont hang out by the school with your gun but you can walk/drive by!

    I OC all the time when i go visit my sister in Vegas never had a problem!

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    Hmm, I guess I was wrong about it being illegal in Vegas. It does appear that OCing on the strip can get you hassled by the cops though: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum36/27721.html

    ETA: s/will/can/

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    flintlock tom wrote:
    Sounds perfect.
    Is that the law in all of Nevada or just L.V.?
    Any issues with school zones or bars?
    Not that I know of. They don't seem to be interested in enforcing the Federal Gun Free School Zone laws. As far as bars go, I don't believe that there are any laws against carrying in a bar, but each privately owned business is able to make its own rules, so if they ask you to take the gun outside, or leave, do so.



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