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I am not an attorney and Information on this page is solely my interpretation of law or related circumstances and will include a discussion of the challenges of CCW, need for statutory changes, experiences from the street, articles of interest, and any other pertinent information provided by our students and other credible firearms instructors.
Unfortunately New Mexico does not have a required standard for the posting of "no concealed carry" notices by "private" businesses.
This has caused confusion and appropriate concern for the licensed concealed carry community, who make every "reasonable" effort to comply with New Mexico concealed carry statutes and regulations.
Until we are able to convince our legislators to require "POSTING STANDARDS", be very aware of ANY signs posted near the entrance to private establishments.
Another point of confusion, which carries a potential fourth degree FELONY level conviction, is carrying handguns in an OPEN manner in ANY establishment licensed to sell alcohol. This falls under the Liqour Licensing laws and NOT concealed carry regulations. In many cases, these WARNING SIGNS are only posted in or near the area of the ESTABLISHMENT STOCKS ALCOHOL PRODUCTS. However, the law applies in any area of the establishment.
Some examples; SAMs Club, Walmart, Albertsons, Pic Quik
If you have a current Concealed Carry License you may legally carry in these establishments.
Another point of confusion!
Some people have been led to believe they can carry a concealed firearm outside your property or vehicle without a license as long as the firearm is not LOADED. They are correct!
30-7-2. (A) Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon consists of carrying a CONCEALED LOADED firearm (without a New Mexico concealed carry license)........... OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES AND ENVIRONMENTS APPLY.
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We will continue to offer students a detailed walk through for the State's on line digital fingerprint registration process.
Digital fingerprinting is now required for all Concealed Carry license application processing.
GOOD NEWS! Only have to submit them ONCE.
New Mexico regulations which became effective November 30, 2016, now require a New Mexico training program and a New Mexico DPS issued license for ALL New Mexico residents.
There is a 90 day grace period to either "transfer" your out of State license, which requires training substantially similar to New Mexico and which must have been completed in the last year, or you may complete a New Mexico approved course prior to the end of the grace period at the end of February 2017.
If you are carrying a concealed handgun on a non resident license after the grace period and you are a New Mexico resident the license is no longer valid and under current New Mexico law, you are subject to the charge of "Carrying of a deadly weapon".