colorado slick wrote:Gotta watch out for all that evil second hand smoke.I'll tell you alll a story as it really happened. My wife and I were traveling south into New Mexico and stoppedat Ratonfor gas. While I was in the station, I noticed three Raton officer standing behind me waiting to check out their snacks.
I was carrying my Springfield 1911/A1 open and one of the officers said 'that is a good looking side arm you have there'. I thanked him and told him what it was. All three of them tried to trade their glocks for it. I told them I didn't want no stinking Glock to which we all laughed and went our seperates ways.
Then, while I was in Mesilla and walking around the square, puffing on my pipe, the town marshall drove by, stopped, backed up and called me over to the squad car. Mind you, I was still carrying my Springfield. He said I was breaking the law by smoking in the square. In the process, I had turned and nearly had my shooter inside his window. He never even looked at it.
They really do believe in open carry in New Mexico. Except where booze is sold.