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    NM Laws Clarification

    Im a CHL holder in Texas. I'll be traveling to New Mexico. I know I can carry both openly and concealed. I only have an IWB holster at this time. Is having a handgun "partially concealed" legal? For example, can I carry IWB with a tucked in shirt or with a shirt that's partially covering the hangun an issue either legally or with law enforcement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelamosobadiah View Post
    Im a CHL holder in Texas. I'll be traveling to New Mexico. I know I can carry both openly and concealed. I only have an IWB holster at this time. Is having a handgun "partially concealed" legal? For example, can I carry IWB with a tucked in shirt or with a shirt that's partially covering the hangun an issue either legally or with law enforcement?
    If it's at all visible you will be considered open carrying and you will have to follow all the open carry laws in NM. The biggest is that you won't be able to carry it in any stores that sell any kind of alcohol, which includes most gas stations and grocery stores and Super Walmarts.

    If you have a Texas permit and an IWB holster I don't understand why you would only partially cover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castiel View Post
    If it's at all visible you will be considered open carrying and you will have to follow all the open carry laws in NM. The biggest is that you won't be able to carry it in any stores that sell any kind of alcohol, which includes most gas stations and grocery stores and Super Walmarts.

    If you have a Texas permit and an IWB holster I don't understand why you would only partially cover it.
    More curious than anything. Also with Texas you're fine as ling as you're not intentionally displaying your firearm. I'm wantin to make sure I'm legal if we're hiking, etc. and I want to wear a lightweight shirt that doesn't cover the gun all that well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelamosobadiah View Post
    I'm wantin to make sure I'm legal if we're hiking, etc.
    Sorry to say, due to all our forest fires, a major amount of our open space is in Stage 3 (off limits) at the moment. Call a ranger before you head out.

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    concealed carry transferrability

    Last time I checked, a TX CCW is legit here in NM. You can carry concealed into establishments that sell package liquor (thanks to HB 588 passed 2 years ago) as long as you have your license in your possession. If there are signs at the establishment stating no firearms allowed, you cannot carry into those establishments.

    The forest fires have closed much of our hiking areas, but the monsoon season as of recent might change that soon.

    Concealed is concealed; open is open. If you can see the gun, it's open carry. If not... well, you get the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGlock View Post
    Last time I checked, a TX CCW is legit here in NM. You can carry concealed into establishments that sell package liquor (thanks to HB 588 passed 2 years ago) as long as you have your license in your possession. If there are signs at the establishment stating no firearms allowed, you cannot carry into those establishments.

    The forest fires have closed much of our hiking areas, but the monsoon season as of recent might change that soon.

    Concealed is concealed; open is open. If you can see the gun, it's open carry. If not... well, you get the picture.

    Straight off the NM DPS website (http://www.dps.nm.org/newsReleases/D..._License.pdf):

    "New Mexico currently has a written reciprocity agreement in place with Texas; the status of this agreement will remain unchanged."


    As always, you can check with NM DPS (http://www.dps.nm.org/lawEnforcement/ccw/index.php) for any other inquiries and NM Statutes (http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpe...main-h.htm&2.0). NMSA ss. 30-7-3 is what you'd reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Bratac View Post
    Straight off the NM DPS website (http://www.dps.nm.org/newsReleases/D..._License.pdf):

    "New Mexico currently has a written reciprocity agreement in place with Texas; the status of this agreement will remain unchanged."


    As always, you can check with NM DPS (http://www.dps.nm.org/lawEnforcement/ccw/index.php) for any other inquiries and NM Statutes (http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpe...main-h.htm&2.0). NMSA ss. 30-7-3 is what you'd reference.
    Master Bratac, perhaps you could enlighten us, what is the legality of carrying a zat'nik'tel in NM. Is it considered a lethal weapon or non-lethal weapon?

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