Look at this link it has all the info you will need
Thread: What is off limits?
I will be in NM this weekend and am trying to get more information regarding where OC is/ is not allowed. All information is appreciated. Thanks!
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Places off limits to both open and concealed carry are the following
Eateries serving alcohol
The irony is that these are the places a responsible armed citizen is MOST LIKELY to need a gun! I have been acosted twice at gas station/mini marts. As most alert people know these places are megnets for dregs and criminals so be alert and aware of your surrounding when patronizing them.
What does: National Forests YES (concealed only) mean?
Last edited by elebuttfish; 03-17-2012 at 09:05 PM.
The only ones off-limits on that list are bars and schools. Otherwise, state and local government buildings are not off-limits, whereas any federal building is.
The alcohol establishment laws changed a while back. Read up on that to get up to date.
What do gas-stations and mini-marts have to do with your list? Even if you can't go inside if you're not licensed (if they sell alcohol), that does not mean the parking lots or areas outside the buildings themselves are off-limits; they're not.
If you're going to carry weapons, best to be much more familiar with how things work. You're obviously ill-informed and that's not good.
Go to the link shown in the posts above in this thread to find accurate information.
Last edited by AH.74; 03-18-2012 at 09:30 AM.
So, if you hunt with a handgun and and you are not on private property or maybe even BLM land you must have a CC permit. then where is OPEN CARRY allowed? thanks Jerry
I know in some states you can carry a handgun while hunting under some circumstances. I am not sure if that's the case here, maybe Steve or someone else will pop in to clarify for us. It would be worth a call to Game & Fish to hear what they have to say.
It is a lot more challenging than most people think, if you limit youreself to 25 yd shots it makes you a more skilled hunter and stalker than someone with a rifle shooting long distances and hoping to hit something. In an earlier post Tim was relating a comment about a hunter that was checked by a Game Warden and the warden told him if he did not have a CC permit he would be cited. I am still trying to figure out how all this stuff got out of hand. Years ago I would share a motel room in Chama during Elk season with guys from G&F and no one back then would ask me for my CC permit. Man I yearn for the "good ole days". The more I think about it OPEN CARRY in NM is a myth, sort of like the "UNICORN". thanks Jerry
Open carry is NOT prohibited in National Forests in the state of NM.
Thanks for the clarification, Castiel. I had a nagging feeling that something didn't seem right.
I don't think my reply was unclear. But for your sake-
Off-limits means for both OC and CC.
You cannot open carry in any place serving or selling alcohol. You CAN CC in beer and wine restaurants (which do not serve liquor) and places such as gas stations, mini-marts, grocery stores and liquor stores that sell for off-site consumption. Bars are off-limits, period.
You can OC or CC in any government building other than a federal one- federal is off-limits. State and local buildings are not off-limits. In fact, in one of the threads below there are details about a state legislator who recently got herself into a tizzy over someone OC'ing into the roundhouse where he was perfectly legal to do so.
Schools are off-limits although you may have weapons in your car in school parking lots.
Again- go to the handgunlaw site linked above. The current regulation summaries are all there. Also go to the NM DPS website for links to the latest alcohol regulations, and for links to the other regulations in their entirety.
Last edited by AH.74; 03-18-2012 at 05:47 PM.
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Last edited by steveaikens; 03-19-2012 at 09:05 AM. Reason: Note correction on www.handgunlaw.us
She is an anti-firearms person at best and simply over-reacted. The person carrying blew it because he presumed he could carry openly in The Roundhouse - which he can. He didn't understand that he could be asked to leave a hearing room by the committee chair if it was justified.
That said, in my opinion, she was wrong to ask him to leave the room. However, he was wrong to not just step out - then try to correct the issue in a non-confrontational and adult way. Making a scene and not leaving first to ask questions was wrong - carrying in The Roundhouse is not - openly or concealed.
Lastly, the Senator is not running for re-election.
Thank you Steve.
You're quite welcome. Thanks for catching the error.
I did not know it was an error, it seemed more like a " huh, what ". thanks Jerry --- oh by the way. Back in the mid 80's I had business at Cannon, I can not for the life of me figure out why you have an Air Force base there. It is so damned flat out there you can see the enemy comming for at least 50 miles .
Do you open carry every day?, how long have been openly carrying? how do folks on the street react when you openly carry? would you be open to the organization of a gathering for 2012?
I myself do not normally open carry on a regular basis. I also live in Santa Fe so there are a lot of people around here who aren't so used to it and I would rather avoid any problems whatsoever. On the rare occasion when I have open carried here, no one has ever paid me any attention but those occasions are very brief, such as running into a store from my truck.
I do sometimes open carry if I am in more rural areas outside of the city. It is a lot different out there.
I would absolutely be open to attending any gathering. I wanted to join the one around Christmas last year but couldn't get away. I look forward to meeting you if the opportunity arises.
Stay safe out there and thanks for your past service.
Going back to the OC/CC issue in National Forest and the hunting confusion. My understanding is that there is no restriction in National FORESTS where hunting is allowed, except fenced off campgrounds, however there is a restriction of CC only in National PARKS where there are multiple visitors, hikers, etc, people that are not there to hunt but, to enjoy the outdoors or attractions. These should all be posted.