In this section, our attorneys explain Nevada’s criminal laws and legal concepts, A to Z
Laws » Can a non-resident open carry in Nevada?
Yes. People otherwise qualified to possess guns may open carry in Nevada even if they do not live in-state.
Like it sounds, open carry is carrying a gun so it is visible to other people. Examples of open carry are:
Once a shirt, coat, or another article of clothing covers a gun, it is considered concealed and not open.
Certain people are prohibited from carrying weapons ever. Some of these include:
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.
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.
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:
Yes, if they have a current and valid CCW permit from a state Nevada has reciprocity with.
Concealed carry without a valid permit (NRS 202.350) is a category C felony. The penalty is
People who have a CCW permit but just forget to carry it instead have to pay a $25 civil fine.
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