Thread: Traveling through New Mexico
Got a question for you guys... My wife and I will be driving from Arkansas through NM on our way to Las Vegas in July and want to know if she will be able to Open Carry even though she does not have a CCL. I've been researching what I could but I know laws change regularly and are not always updated online and wanted to hear what the locals have to say. I have my CCL and she does not. What can she legally do in the State of New Mexico?
Well, the wife and I made our trip to Vegas and back and had no issues whatsoever OC'ing in the great state of New Mexico! She was nervous at first but after she did it a couple of times she leaned over to me and said she now understands why I carry! Said she felt very empowered... The only encounter I had was at the Allsups in Clovis, NM when a teen working the counter saw my sidearm and asked if I needed a permit for that. I gave him a quick lesson on how New Mexico was a Constitutional Carry State and whatnot and told him to brush up on the laws so he could become familiar with them. Thank you New Mexico!
Was reviewing the handgun laws in NM and I came across this:
Terms and Conditions o
A. Carrying only handguns listed on license.
No person shall carry a concealed handgun of a different category or higher caliber than is indicated on the license issued to that person by the department. A licensee shall only carry one (1) concealed handgun at any given time.
B. Consumption of alcohol prohibited. No person shall consume alcohol while carrying a concealed handgun.
C. Carrying while impaired. Pursuant to NM SA 1978 Section 30 -7-4, no person shall carry a concealed handgun while impaired by the use of alcohol, controlled substances, or over-the-counter or prescribed medications.
Does this mean you can consume alcohol while OC'ing? Not that I would do it but it only states while "concealing"...
Sorry for the delayed response.. technically no because you cannot open carry at any location that sells alcohol for on site or off site consumption.