Joe Jackson's gun is 100% legit -- TMZ has learned, Michael Jackson's dad is fully-licensed to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Nevada ... this according to a rep for the Las Vegas Metro Police.
The rep tells TMZ, Joe was issued a CCW permit in 2010 by the LVMPD -- allowing him to carry a concealed handgun on his person anywhere in Nevada. The permit expires in 2015.
As we reported, Joe showed off the concealed weapon at a recent event in Vegas, and claimed he doesn't leave home without it.
FYI -- Nevada's what they call an "open carry" state -- meaning anyone (over 21) can literally walk down the street with a handgun strapped to his or her body, as long as it's exposed.
With Joe's permit, he's allowed to keep it inside his jacket.
Bottom line ... don't mess with Joe.
To Carry Badass Gun
10/18/2012 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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