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Yes. If you are otherwise qualified to possess guns, may open carry in Nevada even if you are not a resident state. However, there are some limitations as to the places where you can open carry in Nevada.
What qualifies as open carry?
Like it sounds, open carry is carrying a gun so it is visible to other people. Examples of open carry are:
Carrying a gun in a holster on a belt that is not covered by other clothing;
Carrying a rifle in a sling-type fashion;
The “Virginia Tuck”: Carrying inside a waistband holster where the pistol butt remains in view; or
The “Mexican Carry”: Tucking the gun in a waistband with no holster
Once a shirt, coat, or another article of clothing covers a gun, it is considered concealed and not open.
Who cannot open carry guns?
Certain people are prohibited from carrying weapons ever. Some of these include:
People adjudicated as mentally ill or who have been committed;
People dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces;
People convicted of domestic violence (even as a misdemeanor); and
People subject to a domestic violence protection order
These people are also ineligible to conceal carry as well.
Note that children under 18 usually cannot open carry guns. But there may be some exceptions, typically related to hunting. Read more about Nevada juvenile gun laws.
Where can people open carry in Nevada?
Open carry should be lawful except in the following locations:
There may be some exceptions depending on the situation. Gun carriers should research or consult an attorney before carrying their gun to one of these facilities.
Note that people may carry guns at Red Rock, but only if they are unloaded.
What if there is a “no firearms sign”?
People do not have to abide by “no firearm” signs if guns are otherwise legal there. People who post “no guns” signs have no lawful authority.
However, the property owner can always request that the gun carrier leave. And if the carrier says no, the carrier could face a citation for trespass under NRS 207.200. Trespass is a misdemeanor. The penalty is:
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