Catfishchris1 said:... I have a few questions.
A)Is it unlawful to carry in a casino?
B)I hear bassproshops does a firearms check at the front door, what does that mean?
C)Also, am i able to carry with one in the chamber? If anyone has any experience with that, it's nice to have a few tips! Eg: comfortability of the mind, safety precautions, etc.
D) Do you guys think I'm more likely to be hassled since I'm only 18? Interesting how metro can get away with some things out here.
Here's a funny ridiculous story;
My dad and I were driving when he got pulled over for an out tail light( or some other minor infraction) and he proceeded to tell the officer that he was carrying. At which point, the officer put his hand on his gun and ordered my dad to slowly upholster his gun and give it to the officer. The officer placed it on top of the car and said it would be remained there throughout the stop for "your safety and mine" HA! I think he meant just his safety.. Lol anyway, this brings me to my next question.
D) If a LEO Decides he wants to stop me for carrying, how should I respond of he asks me to upholster and "give" him my weapon? I don't like confrontations, but I wouldn't be open carrying in the first place if I weren't ready to defend my rights. Advice?
E) And one more thing. I was advised to carry 6 or less rounds on me total at all times because "it looks better in court" if the situation arises. Thoughts? Anyone here carry extra rounds in their pocket? I know my uncle has a S&W revolver and he Carey's six in the firearm and 6 more in his pocket.
I brought Chris' questions here so there won't be any hesitation in clogging the experiences thread with the conversation.
A. No, it is not unlawful to carry in a casino. A casino is just more likely to be a location where security or management might ask you to leave because of it. But even the ones that are known to be anti-carry will sometimes still not bother us, until they do.
B. I believe the Bass Pro policy is to only check firearms that are going to be handled in the store. I'm not there often, but have never had issues with a holstered, loaded firearm.
C. Yes, and you SHOULD carry with one in the chamber, assuming you are using a proper holster and proper safety of not handling the loaded weapon. Chambering is the most likely time to induce a malfunction, especially when done under stress. You also may not have two hands available at the moment you really need a loaded gun. The nearby state of UT does not allow it for unlicensed individuals, but you are good to go in NV and most free states.
D. Yes. It doesn't make it any more legal to hassle you, but it does make it more likely. I've been OC'ing in LV area since I was 18. How you dress and act will be a HUGE part of the experience.
The officer at your dad's traffic stop is an idiot, an A-hole, and was probably in violation of department policy. Secondly, Your dad should NOT have touched his firearm. In those situations, I will NOT handle my firearm. If he truly wants me disarmed because of his idiocy, arrogance, stupidity, and 'fraidycatness, he will have to remove it himself. Remember that the cop that told you to touch your gun is probably not going to be the one that shoots you. His partner (who wasn't paying attention until he saw you go for your gun) will. A local West Point graduate named Erik Scott (who had his gun in its holster) was killed by our police because he was given conflicting orders and obeyed the order to drop his gun, which required him to touch his gun. Comply with other orders, and do not resist, and AFTERWARD file numerous official complaints and maybe a lawsuit. The latter is the only thing that brings about change. (Aside, Erik's case was not an open carry issue) I have been disarmed before. Once was a rookie NHP Trooper who had me step out of the vehicle and put my hands over my head while he struggled with the holstered firearm. He was so distracted by it, I could have killed him, IF I HAD BEEN THE BAD GUY he wants to pretend everyone to be. Idiots.
E. You should carry fully loaded. I've never even heard of carrying fewer rounds for appearances sake. Cops carry fully loaded. We don't have a court system here that is trying to find every detail against you in a self-defense shooting. Some people even carry a reload or more. I don't, but that is not because of worrying about how it looks. Indeed, if I was a defensive lawyer, I could easily argue that carrying reloads makes it MORE likely that my client was interested in self-defense and not an assassination or crime of passion.
...the officer put his hand on his gun and ordered my dad to slowly upholster his gun...
I've seen enough movies to know this always ends poorly for the guy who got told to draw first.
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