Like real life, Las Almas is filled do the brim with drugs, firearms, explosives and weapons – the key is where to find it, and whether you’ll obtain it legally or illegally.
We understand that criminal activity is the main focus of many peoples’ RPs. That being said, there is a lot of opportunity for realistic, risk-taking decisions that reflect real life situations. The fun of taking IC risks is potentially getting caught – it puts you at the edge of your seat.
Smuggling is something that runs rampant in any crime-riddled city. However, just like its real life counterpart, smuggling comes with huge risks. You may be a smuggler, but just saying you smuggle something doesn’t mean you are able to get it from point A to point B with no risks.
Use your judgement. Trying to smuggle in 50,000 pounds of cocaine versus 2 grams is not the same. Same with 50 crates of machine guns versus 2 AK-47s. If you are found to be constantly “smuggling” in things that are not realistically easy to get into the country/city, then you may get an IM from staff to inquire about the source of your goods and/or the method in which you received them.
For shipments, good and commodities that are more “illegal”, please submit a ticket. Anything military grade will require a ticket. We can help facilitate, discern the potential risks involved, make it interactive with your stat rolls and thus, will generate more roleplay for you and others involved in your story. Remember, the point of roleplay is not to win, but rather create a collaborative story for everyone to have fun in.
Our sim has the same laws as the state of Nevada, so below, you’ll find a quick overview of all our different resources and where you might be able to find each on a more local level.
Firearms and Explosives
The Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms for security, hunting, recreational use, and other lawful purposes in the United States, but there are limitations. Pistols, handguns, and rifles are not permitted at the following Nevada locations:
- public airports (past the secure areas) and planes,
- childcare facilities (without written permission),
- public schools and private schools (without written permission),
- Nevada System of Higher Education property (without written permission),
- legislative buildings,
- post offices,
- VA facilities,
- federal facilities,
- military bases (with some exceptions)
- Hoover Dam
Many of these public buildings have metal detectors at each public entrance.
Possessing a gun in a prohibited location is a Nevada misdemeanor.
Note that firearm registration in Nevada is not required to have a firearm.
Open carry is legal throughout Nevada unless otherwise forbidden by federal or state law. Eighteen is the minimum age to possess firearms.
A law enforcement agency will deny carrying concealed weapon permits to people admitted to a mental health facility within the last 5 years or who have an outstanding warrant. Carrying a concealed firearm without a valid permit is a category C felony in Nevada,
People with felony convictions or domestic violence convictions may not have a firearm in Nevada. Firearm possession is also prohibited for:
- drug addicts,
- convicted stalkers,
- people subject to a domestic violence protection order,
- people adjudicated as mentally ill or who have been committed, and
Being an ex-felon, fugitive, or drug addict in possession of a firearm is a category B felony in Nevada.
It is a category C felony to sell or give a firearm to either a:
- illegal alien,
- mentally ill person,
- felon, or
- person indicted for a felony
Knowingly possessing, making, or disposing of a short-barreled rifle or shotgun is a category D felony. And making or selling metal penetrating bullets for shotguns is a gross misdemeanor
Intentionally altering a firearm’s serial numbers is a category C felony. Gun theft is a category B felony in Nevada. Meanwhile, knowingly possessing a gun with a changed serial number is a category D felony.
All in all, legal firearms are easy to come by. They are a commodity that can be easily found in your local Walmart. As long as you pass the background check, there is no issue with purchasing a legal firearm. Clark County no longer requires registration of legal firearms as of 2015.
However, when it comes to automatic weapons – machine guns, rifles and shotguns – they are legal to possess so long as they are made before May 1986 and are registered with the federal government. Purchasing something powerful, unregistered and illegal may require you to do some sniffing and digging around certain suppliers in Las Almas, especially if you intend to commit crimes without being caught.
An excellent source is this website – https://www.gunstocarry.com/gun-laws-state/nevada-gun-laws/
Class I Weapons – handguns, rifles, and shotguns
Class II Weapons – handguns, rifles, shotguns, and silencers that are manufactured within the US.
Class III Weapons – Short Barreled Rifles (SBR’s), Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS’s), and Fully Automatic Rifles and Handguns
Class IV Weapons – The last and highest class of Weapons, sometimes referred to as Class 4, covers what the NFA calls, Destructive Devices or DD’s. Destructive Devices are bombs, grenades, nuclear weapons, flame throwers, dynamite, rocket launchers, tanks, Javelin Missile Launcher, Harrier Jets, and so on and so forth.
Explosives are classified as anything on the list of explosive materials published in the Federal Register. The full list can be located by clicking here.
The possession, transfer, distribution and sale of such materials in excessive quantities is against the law in the state of Nevada. However, it is well known that certain criminal groups do supply explosives and explosive materials – you just have to know where to look. If you ask around, reluctant, shady characters may direct you towards the East side of town.
Drugs and Illegal Substances
Marijuana is legal for both recreational and medicinal use in the state of Nevada.
Narcotics, of course, are illegal in Nevada, though it does not stop tourists, citizens and party go-ers from seeking them out. It is well known that criminals all over Las Almas are able to supply and meet the demand. Most junkies seem to find their fix right outside of Little Italy.
Prostitution and Sex Services
Prostitution and sex services are illegal in Clark County. It is legal outside of the county, in rural areas where brothel houses are run, but despite this, there is a vast illegal sex worker industry in the heart of Las Almas, as many choose to visit illegal prostitutes rather than legal brothels outside of the city.
Escort services are common in Las Almas, though the outright advertising of sex services are prohibited.
This list is a comprehensive guide to commonly asked questions and may be expanded on in the future. If you seek further information, Google is your best friend!