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Las Vegas Shooting Captured On Video – Concealed Nation Was In The Same Area An Hour Before, But Were Disarmed By The State Of Nevada


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — While checking out the Bellagio fountains, we decided to go for a walk down the street to browse the strip. About an hour after we left the front of the Bellagio, a man with a gun started pointing it indiscriminately at passing tourists.

In the video below, you can hear the sound of two gunshots going off.

Even if we had been there, we were disarmed as soon as we stepped foot inside the State of Nevada. We would have had to run and take cover, because that’s exactly what stops an active shooter (sarcasm). They accept neither my NY or FL permit, rendering them useless on this trip. I’d have had a knife on me, but TSA wouldn’t let me fly with it. You’re on your own.


In a later press briefing on the scene, Metro Capt. Matt McCarthy said at least two people were grazed by bullets during the shooting. The suspect was being booked into the Clark County Detention Center “on numerous charges.”

While on the strip, locals began hearing chatter and when we asked, they were told an officer had been shot by the suspect. Once more details came out, it seems the suspect was hit by a responding officer instead. Two tourists were also said to have been grazed by bullets, supposedly fired from the suspect’s firearm.

A large portion of the strip was closed during the incident, as well as pedestrian crosswalks and bridges. For us personally, we ordered a Lyft that took us far off the strip and around so that we could get back to our hotel.

To make things even more confusing, producers were shooting new footage for the latest Jason Bourne movie that week (which we got to watch briefly the night before), and some immediately believed it to be part of the movie, although no scenes for the movie were being filmed Friday night.

This is one of thousands of yearly incidents that help strengthen concealed carry permit reciprocity across the Country. After all if we are traveling, we want to be prepared just as we are at home. Makes sense to me. How about you?

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Russell Black

    You can carry in Nevada with an Arizona permit which can be issued to out-of-state residents. The whole thing can be done through the mail.

    • Dave Ricker

      Out of state residents CAN get a Nevada CCW even if your from the Nazi states of California or new York, most CCW holders research where and how to get them and where they can and cant be with a concealed hand gun, I have 3 CCW permits and they cover any where I ever plan on being, but I understand the writers story line…Make any CCW reciprocating, but until then do your research

  • Jeff

    If they don’t recognize your permit don’t go there! I’m from Ohio and all I will be doing in Virginia is passing through 67 miles on I77 stop gas up lock up gun and don’t stop until I’m in the next state.My brother and sister in law live in Norfolk and I wouldn’t be visiting until they recognize Ohio if there’s any place you need a gun it Norfolk!!

  • desert

    These infomercials can’t SHUT UP long enough to put up what they are I shut them down!!

  • PaulfromTexas

    Getcha a Non resident permit from the Commonwealth of Virginia…….

  • Petrushka

    So you are in a place where your permit is recognized and you are armed.
    This exact scenario takes place. Armed man pointing firearm at tourists. Before shots are fired police are called. Do you confront the potential shooter? Do you call police or do you know they have been called? Are the police confused about who the good guy is? If you engage the potential shooter does he surrender or fire? Do the police show up to gunfight in progress?
    We can keep asking these questions.
    Do you take the tactical training and regularly practice so your response in such a scenario doesn’t get innocents injured or killed or get you shot by the police?
    even trained police and military screw up.
    Bottom line: if you are going to carry take tactical training and practice.

    • M.turner444 M.turner444

      Amen to that Petrushka!!!!! U hit the nail on the head! I couldn’t of said it any better. We NEED more people out there speaking out like this! PLEASE. Keep it up! Great job!

    • Pam Dunn

      And then we ask, “Do You Have any Brains?” and the answer is OBVIOUS– NOPE you SURE DON’t !!

      • Kevin Snyder

        Just what exactly are you trying to say, here?

  • Moss500

    So, if you go to Vegas … drive!

    • M.turner444 M.turner444

      No just watch out for being in the middle of a police officer’s crossfire!

  • HiCarry

    Nevada, including Clark County, is a no permit open carry state. You can also get a Nevada permit as a non-resident.

    As for your knife comment: if you think you can’t pack a knife in your checked luggage, maybe you’re not smart enough to know you can also check your firearm…maybe it’s better you don’t carry a gun.

  • And you don’t have an AZ ccw, why? And you can’t put a knife in your checked bag because?

  • Adam Mist

    The last session Nevada almost passed a law accepting all out of state carrying permits but changed at the last minute. You can open carry here, no permit required or get a non-resident permit. Hopeful soon they will accept all out of state permits.