Concealed Carry in Nevada


gvaldeg1

NRA Member
I have both Arizona and Utah CCW permits. The Utah permit is recognized by the State of Nevada. I know that it's OK to carry concealed in Las Vegas and most of Clark County. Does anybody know if it's alright to carry concealed in North Las Vegas and Boulder City? Both of these places are known for having had Draconian gun regulations in the past but I don't know if they apply to CCW. The Police Stations in both cities issue CCW applications.
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
Boulder City and North Las Vegas are only unkind to people who don't have permits. Prior to the preemption law, both of those jurisdictions would arrest anyone without a permit (or one from a reciprocal state) who drove through with a loaded gun in the vehicle, something that was legal everywhere else in the state.
 

vegasgun

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Nevada Carry Law

There has been some change that affects the old standard of Boulder City and North Las Vegas.

What was the legislation in October 2007 about
Also effective Oct 1, 2007 is legislation that prohibits counties/cities/towns from enacting ordinances more restrictive than state law - the legislature reserves for itself the right to legislate firearms law. This law is retroactive. Hence the draconian ordinances in North Las Vegas and Boulder City should become null and void. (Carry Concealed)

It may take some time for the attitude to change but the law will support you at this time.
 

gdcleanfun

Banned
There has been some change that affects the old standard of Boulder City and North Las Vegas.

What was the legislation in October 2007 about
Also effective Oct 1, 2007 is legislation that prohibits counties/cities/towns from enacting ordinances more restrictive than state law - the legislature reserves for itself the right to legislate firearms law. This law is retroactive. Hence the draconian ordinances in North Las Vegas and Boulder City should become null and void. (Carry Concealed)

It may take some time for the attitude to change but the law will support you at this time.



The site you provided a link for Carry Concealed has outdated info. A few weeks ago, they replied to me and told me that the info will be updated soon. We'll have to wait and see what "soon" means to them.
 

gvaldeg1

NRA Member
The info from vegasgun is not outdated! Here's the current text of Nevada Revised Statues (244.364).

NRS 244.364 Limited authority to regulate firearms; restrictions concerning registration of certain firearms in county whose population is 400,000 or more.

1. Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, the Legislature reserves for itself such rights and powers as are necessary to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in Nevada, and no county may infringe upon those rights and powers. As used in this subsection, “firearm” means any weapon from which a projectile is discharged by means of an explosive, spring, gas, air or other force.

2. A board of county commissioners may proscribe by ordinance or regulation the unsafe discharge of firearms.

3. If a board of county commissioners in a county whose population is 400,000 or more has required by ordinance or regulation adopted before June 13, 1989, the registration of a firearm capable of being concealed, the board of county commissioners shall amend such an ordinance or regulation to require:

(a) A period of at least 60 days of residency in the county before registration of such a firearm is required.

(b) A period of at least 72 hours for the registration of a pistol by a resident of the county upon transfer of title to the pistol to the resident by purchase, gift or any other transfer.

4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1, as used in this section:

(a) “Firearm” means any device designed to be used as a weapon from which a projectile may be expelled through the barrel by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.

(b) “Firearm capable of being concealed” includes all firearms having a barrel less than 12 inches in length.

(c) “Pistol” means a firearm capable of being concealed that is intended to be aimed and fired with one hand.

(Added to NRS by 1989, 652; A 2007, 1289)

Paragraph 1. is the operative paragraph.
 

gdcleanfun

Banned
The info from vegasgun is not outdated! Here's the current text of Nevada Revised Statues (244.364).

From the Carryconcealed web site: "Some cities such as North Las Vegas and Boulder City have "deadly weapon" laws, and you could be cited or arrested if you pass through their jurisdictions with a firearm in your vehicle."
It is my understanding that this is no longer the case. Did not Nevada's Revised Statutes negate both Boulder City and North Las Vegas statutes?

Is this not what NRS 202.*** et al changed? Unless my info is incorrect, from this web site, the only areas now off limits are explained below:

NRS 202.3673 Permittee authorized to carry concealed firearm while on premises of public building; exceptions; penalty.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a permittee may carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of any public building.

2. A permittee shall not carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of a public building that is located on the property of a public airport.

3. A permittee shall not carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of:

(a) A public building that is located on the property of a public school or a child care facility or the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, unless the permittee has obtained written permission to carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building pursuant to subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of subsection 3 of NRS 202.265.

(b) A public building that has a metal detector at each public entrance or a sign posted at each public entrance indicating that no firearms are allowed in the building, unless the permittee is not prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building pursuant to subsection 4.

4. The provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 3 do not prohibit:

(a) A permittee who is a judge from carrying a concealed firearm in the courthouse or courtroom in which he presides or from authorizing a permittee to carry a concealed firearm while in the courtroom of the judge and while traveling to and from the courtroom of the judge.

(b) A permittee who is a prosecuting attorney of an agency or political subdivision of the United States or of this State from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of a public building.

(c) A permittee who is employed in the public building from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building.

(d) A permittee from carrying a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of the public building if the permittee has received written permission from the person in control of the public building to carry a concealed firearm while the permittee is on the premises of the public building.

5. A person who violates subsection 2 or 3 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

6. As used in this section:

(a) “Child care facility” has the meaning ascribed to it in paragraph (a) of subsection 5 of NRS 202.265.

(b) “Public building” means any building or office space occupied by:

(1) Any component of the Nevada System of Higher Education and used for any purpose related to the System; or

(2) The Federal Government, the State of Nevada or any county, city, school district or other political subdivision of the State of Nevada and used for any public purpose.

Ê If only part of the building is occupied by an entity described in this subsection, the term means only that portion of the building which is so occupied.

(Added to NRS by 1995, 2725; A 1997, 63; 1999, 2767; 2007, 1914)
 

gdcleanfun

Banned
Check out Link Removed which states:

As you know, the Nevada Revised Statutes concerning firearms law were recently amended in the 74th Legislative Session, effective October 1, 2007.

Among the changes were NRS 244.364, 268.418, and 269.222, which were amended to state:

Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, the Legislature reserves for itself such rights and powers as are necessary to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in Nevada, and no county, city nor town may infringe upon those rights and powers.

Further, NRS 244.364, 268.418, and 269.222 state:

The governing body of a county/city/town may proscribe by ordinance or regulation the unsafe discharge of firearms. If the governing body of a city in a county whose population is 400,000 or more has required by ordinance or regulation adopted before June 13, 1989, the registration of a firearm capable of being concealed, the governing body shall amend such an ordinance or regulation to require: (a) A period of at least 60 days of residency in the city before registration of such a firearm is required. (b) A period of at least 72 hours for the registration of a pistol by a resident of the city upon transfer of title to the pistol to the resident by purchase, gift or any other transfer.

Lastly, Section 5 of Chapter 308, Statutes of Nevada 1989, at page 653, was amended to read as follows:

The provisions of this act, as amended on October 1, 2007, apply to ordinances or regulations adopted before, on or after June 13, 1989.

A board of county commissioners, governing body of a city and town board in a county whose population is 400,000 or more shall amend any ordinance or regulation adopted by that body before June 13, 1989, that does not conform with the provisions of NRS 244.364, as amended by section 1 of this act, NRS 268.418, as amended by section 2 of this act or NRS 269.222, as amended by section 3 of this act, as applicable, by January 1, 2008. Any ordinance or regulation that does not comply with the applicable provision by January 1, 2008, shall be deemed to conform with that provision by operation of law.

Clearly, handgun registration in Clark County was grandfathered, if amended to allow residents 72 hours and non residents 60 days in which to register.

In view of the phrase “… apply to ordinances or regulations adopted before, on or after June 13, 1989,” it is equally clear the law does not grandfather any other county/city ordinances; indeed, the Legislature reserves for itself such rights and powers as are necessary to regulate the transfer, sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, registration and licensing of firearms and ammunition in Nevada.

We have completed a review of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas municipal codes and Clark County code (at Link Removed, Link Removed and Link Removed) and note the required changes are not reflected therein. Clearly, virtually all of the city/county firearms related ordinances (as posted at the above noted links) are now null, void and unenforceable.
 

Bohemian

New member
I have both Arizona and Utah CCW permits. The Utah permit is recognized by the State of Nevada. I know that it's OK to carry concealed in Las Vegas and most of Clark County. Does anybody know if it's alright to carry concealed in North Las Vegas and Boulder City? Both of these places are known for having had Draconian gun regulations in the past but I don't know if they apply to CCW. The Police Stations in both cities issue CCW applications.

Yes Effective January 2008, Boulder City and North Las Vegas have been advised of the State Wide Preemption Law put in place by the State Legislature last session...
 
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paver23

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Just went to court over this in Greater Boulder City, Nevada and after meeting with the Judge and City Attorney, neither could tell me if it were legal or not in Boulder City to Carry with a CCW but it i do get another ticket for having a loader firearm in Boulder City i was told it would be dismissed like this one has been.
 

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