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    NBC 3 News Video - Open carry grows popular on the Las Vegas strip

    http://www.mynews3.com/story.php?id=23609

    See embeded video and **news reporter Anita Roman** open carrying

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    Packing heat: The case for the open carrying of weapons
    Page Last Updated: Monday July 26, 2010 6:33am PDT

    Anita Roman reporting

    According to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, each and every American citizen has the right to keep and bare arms.

    And in Nevada, a person can carry a loaded or unloaded firearm without a permit as long as that weapon is fully exposed. This is referred to as “open carrying.”

    Now, there’s a group gaining a lot of attention just by simply following the law.

    You may not expect to see armed individuals make their way through the crowded Las Vegas Strip on a Saturday night.

    Tim Farrell, however, is part of this group.

    “Most people either don't notice or stare but, generally, 99 percent of the comments we receive are positive. A lot of people say thanks for carrying, thanks for standing up for my rights.”

    Although the group doesn’t have a name or affiliation, Farrell explains that it does have a purpose.

    “It's really for public awareness. Most everyone here open carries daily, everywhere they go. The grocery store, the mall, everywhere they go they are open carrying.”

    . . .

    For now, Farrell and his group will continue to meet and carry their weapons out in the open with the hope that more people will come to understand what they are doing and why.

    Farrell says last June he had an encounter with police in which he filed a complaint. As a result, Metro Police was required to conduct a mandatory re-training session for their officers regarding Nevada’s open carry law.

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    Somebody should ask the anchorman to cite this "open carry law" that he kept referencing.....
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    Keep and BARE arms? Good grief. Doesn't anyone proofread? Ha.

    Bob "Boob" Irwin, expert? I think not.

    But Anita Roman did say "there is no law prohibiting open carry."

    I did attend one open carry "meet, eat & greet" at Chili's in Vegas a couple of years ago. I wanna go again!

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    Bob Irwin is an expert? What qualifies him as an expert? His words clearly qualify him as a moron, as they conflict with reality. One cannot be an expert while also being in contrast with reality.

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    I thought that was funny too. In one scene, 20 OC'ers are walking around on the strip on a busy weekend night, no one bothering us or paying us any attention, even with the news camera recording our every move. 30 seconds later, the "expert" is heard saying that such activity would result in people running away scared, and police being called. What's your explanation, "Mr Expert Irwin"?

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    Mr. Irwin represents an interest group. His interest is the revenue that he can generate from customers taking CCW classes. If the cat were out of the bag that (GHASP) the world will not come to an end if you carry your firearm where everyone can see it, people my start to second guess paying him for his classroom instruction, range time and ammunition. So again his face is on TV trying to convince the public that panic will ensue at the sight of someone being so bold as to have their firearm on display for all to see, that a criminal will take your gun from you or the police will react with brutal and necessary force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada carrier View Post
    Mr. Irwin represents an interest group. His interest is the revenue that he can generate from customers taking CCW classes. If the cat were out of the bag that (GHASP) the world will not come to an end if you carry your firearm where everyone can see it, people my start to second guess paying him for his classroom instruction, range time and ammunition. So again his face is on TV trying to convince the public that panic will ensue at the sight of someone being so bold as to have their firearm on display for all to see, that a criminal will take your gun from you or the police will react with brutal and necessary force.
    Bingo we have a winner. The Concealed Carry Instruction Industry (C2I2) protection society is alive and well in many parts of this country. These are the same people that try to garner special priveledges for those with a government permission slip. That is the perks for permittees program.

    Remember that the C2I2 has some good apples that want to train citizens and they have some bad apples that just want to line their pockets. It appears that Mr. Irwin is one of the latter.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    Bob Irwin's Opinion

    When I took the CCW class from the Gun Store I was told never to open carry because I'd have my face rubbed into the asphalt by LVMPD. I was also told many falsehoods regarding Nevada laws. Mr. Irwin is full of opinions (and BS if you ask me).
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    Great video, I thought it was well done by the TV folks.

    As far as the Bob Erwin thing goes, that's really just a sign of how unfamiliar folks are with firearms in general. Going to the gun store guy as an expert on guns is equivalent to going to the car salesman as an expert on cars. Most folks would know better than to do that because they are already familiar enough with cars to realize that a car salesman probably doesn't know any more than they do. It shows us that we have a lot of PR work to do in helping inform and educate the public about guns and the 2nd Amendment.

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    Is this what you mean? See attached pic.
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    OC in Vegas

    I appreciate the OC in Nevada, as much as I do here in AZ. Every time I to Nevada I have either my 9mm, or .45 and have walked through town in OC and nobody has ever said a word or "run off screaming". Not even in the Hotel/casinos.

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    Gun expert Bob Irwin says there are places where people are not allowed to openly carry guns, such as schools, airports, and jails.


    http://handgunlaw.us/states/nevada.pdf

    It says places you cannot carry CONCEALED. It does not mention OC, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    http://handgunlaw.us/states/nevada.pdf

    It says places you cannot carry CONCEALED. It does not mention OC, correct?
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    Correct... but some places attempt to apply the statute to Open carry and are now having their feet held to the fire... the DMV in Las Vegas is one of these places.

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    Open Carry and Conceled exceptions

    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    http://handgunlaw.us/states/nevada.pdf

    It says places you cannot carry CONCEALED. It does not mention OC, correct?
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    NRS 202.265  Possession of dangerous weapon on property or in vehicle of school or child care facility; penalty; exceptions.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not carry or possess while on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, a private or public school or child care facility, or while in a vehicle of a private or public school or child care facility:

    (a) An explosive or incendiary device;

    (b) A dirk, dagger or switchblade knife;

    (c) A nunchaku or trefoil;

    (d) A blackjack or billy club or metal knuckles;

    (e) A pistol, revolver or other firearm; or

    (f) Any device used to mark any part of a person with paint or any other substance.

    2.  Any person who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

    3.  This section does not prohibit the possession of a weapon listed in subsection 1 on the property of:

    (a) A private or public school or child care facility by a:

    (1) Peace officer;

    (2) School security guard; or

    (3) Person having written permission from the president of a branch or facility of the Nevada System of Higher Education or the principal of the school or the person designated by a child care facility to give permission to carry or possess the weapon.

    (b) A child care facility which is located at or in the home of a natural person by the person who owns or operates the facility so long as the person resides in the home and the person complies with any laws governing the possession of such a weapon.

    4.  The provisions of this section apply to a child care facility located at or in the home of a natural person only during the normal hours of business of the facility.

    5.  For the purposes of this section:

    (a) “Child care facility” means any child care facility that is licensed pursuant to chapter 432A of NRS or licensed by a city or county.

    (b) “Firearm” includes any device from which a metallic projectile, including any ball bearing or pellet, may be expelled by means of spring, gas, air or other force.

    (c) “Nunchaku” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 202.350.

    (d) “Switchblade knife” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 202.350.

    (e) “Trefoil” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 202.350.

    (f) “Vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to “school bus” in NRS 484A.230.

    (Added to NRS by 1989, 656; A 1993, 364; 1995, 1151; 2001, 806; 2007, 1913)

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    I must be too late for the OC article as I'm sure old stories get rolled over. I did find this bit of alarming news...

    http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/...QCGmsiSfA.cspx

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