Las Vegas, NV asked in Education Law, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Nevada

Q: Hello, In Nevada can you open carry a firearm on public school grounds during the summer when the school is closed?

The high school by my house has a sign allowing people to use the track for exercise and dog walking. I use the track in the summer when schools out. Usually at 11:00pm-1:00am, so I like to have a firearm on me. Is this allowed since the school is closed for several months, and it’s in the middle of the night? This is in Las Vegas, NV.

1 Lawyer Answer
Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: No. See NRS 202.265. This statute does not have an exception for the time of day. The track is part of school property for any Nevada public school I know about. You can face a criminal charge for being on school property with a gun at any time. It's a gross misdemeanor, and you can face up to a year in jail for the violation.

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