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New Mexico Gun Laws and Travel Guide



New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is still a gun friendly part of the great west. If you are traveling from state to state and carrying, you need to know the situation in each state you are entering or you could get into trouble. For certain states or if you have any doubt at all, keeping moving through the state (reference the McClure-Volkmer Act to only stop for gas and emergencies) towards your final destination state. Your destination state must have acceptable laws for your stay. We make some generalities with our color map here for ease of use so you should always look up the current details of the laws. Handgun laws are where it usually varies the most. This is a controversial issue but which ever side you are on, it is better to have informed people out there. You can also download an easy to print new 2013 version with all states and details.

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New Mexico Gun Law Travel Guide Basics

as-gre Ownership: unrestricted, no permit or license necessary

as-gre Consistency of laws: uniform throughout state

Friendly Law Icon Self-defense: NO castle doctrine

as-gre Open carry: unrestricted in most areas

as-gre Concealed carry: shall issue state, permits from some other states accepted

as-gre Vehicle carry handguns: loaded, concealed anywhere in vehicle

as-gre Vehicle carry long guns: loaded, concealed anywhere in vehicle

Official source information
New Mexico Statutes 10.8.2
New Mexico Statutes
New Mexico Legislature
State Firearms Association
New Mexico State Home Page




Adam | Jan 5, 2009 | Category: Security

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