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Las Vegas Gun Laws: How Do State Laws Apply in Tourist Areas, Such as Casinos?

By    |   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 10:12 AM

Las Vegas is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the United States. It generated $45 billion in tourism revenue in 2013 from the nearly 40 million tourists who visited and vacationed in the town of the blazing midnight sky.

But when it comes to Nevada and Las Vegas gun laws, is the city’s tourist areas friendly to visitors? That depends on what part of the city you visit.

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If you frequent one of Las Vegas’ casinos, you can’t carry a gun openly or as a concealed weapon, even if you own a concealed carry weapon (CCW) license. Casino security do not carry firearms, either.

Besides casinos, firearms are prohibited on school property, in child care facilities, on airport property, in city-owned and county-owned parks, in buildings on federal national parks, in buildings equipped with metal detectors, in federal government buildings and in state or city government buildings bearing “no weapons” signs at their entrance, among other areas.

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Aside from these restrictions, Nevada gun laws are among the most lenient in America. According to Article 1 Section 11 of the Nevada Constitution, “Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.” As part of the state’s limited authority over gun regulation, the state does not require gun owners to purchase owner licenses, permits or firearm registration.

State law in Nevada does not specifically ban residents from openly carrying handguns. Handguns may be carried without a CCW permit if the gun is not hidden on the individual carrying it, such as in a hip holster. Nevada law also allows the concealed carry of handguns, but a CCW permit is needed. Gun owners may transport loaded pistols and revolvers inside their automobile, but again a CCW permit is necessary if handguns are concealed in their personal possession. Only a few states’ CCW permits are acknowledged by Nevada state law, and this list changes annually.

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Las Vegas is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the United States. But when it comes to Nevada and Las Vegas gun laws, is the city’s tourist areas friendly to visitors? That depends on what part of the city you visit.
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