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Concealed carry requirements – Heads up if you plan to visit New Mexico

The state of New Mexico recently updated their Concealed Handgun Reciprocity list.

Below is from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety website.

New Mexico statute 29-19-12E requires that in order for a state to be recognized by NM, their provisions have to be “at least as stringent or substantially similar” to New Mexico. NMDPS has generally found six things that make a state substantially different from New Mexico, and therefore would disqualify that state from being recognized:

Permits issued locally rather than by the state;
No fingerprint-based background check;
Permits issued to persons under 21 years of age;
Permits issued to resident aliens;
No classroom (static) training required;
No live-fire (dynamic) training required.

There is also a revised list of states who’s licenses have been dropped from their reciprocity list, notably including Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, three states that share the majority of New Mexico’s borders. since the majority of the states that have Shall-Issue concealed carry laws issue the licenses at the state level most states have been disqualified by New Mexico.

Alabama: http://www.ago.alabama.gov/Page-Alabama-Weapon-Law Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Alabama is not recognized by NM. Contact Alabama officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Alaska: http://www.dps.state.ak.us/Statewide/PermitsLicensing/reciprocity.aspx Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Alaska is not recognized by NM. Contact Alaska officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized  there.

Arizona: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/Reciprocity/  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Arizona is not recognized by NM. Contact Arizona officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Arkansas: http://www.asp.state.ar.us/divisions/rs/rs_chl_law.html#rec  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Arkansas is not recognized by NM. Contact Arkansas officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

California: http://www.lasdhq.org/contact_us/inquiry/gen_pub_ccw_app.pdf  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent and California allows concealed carry by permitted CA residents only..

Colorado: http://cbi.state.co.us/ic/Reciprocity.html  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Colorado is not recognized by NM. Contact Colorado officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Connecticut: http://www.ct.gov/dps/cwp/view.asp?a=2158&Q=294502&dpsNav  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Connecticut is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Connecticut does not recognize NM permits. Contact Connecticut officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Delaware: http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/crime/concealedweapons.shtml  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Delaware is not recognized by NM. Contact Delaware officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Florida: http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Florida is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, FL will not recognize NM permits. Contact Florida officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there..

Georgia: Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Georgia is not recognized by NM. Contact Georgia officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Hawaii: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol03_Ch0121-0200D/HRS0134/HRS_0134-0009.htm Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Hawaii s not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, HA does not recognize NM. Contact Hawaii officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Idaho: http://www.ag.idaho.gov/concealedWeapons/concealedWeapons_index.html Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Idaho is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Idaho recognizes any state’s valid permit. Contact Idaho officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Illinois: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/pubact91/acts/91-0690.html Does not issue.

Indiana: http://www.in.gov/isp/files/firearms_FAQ_02_08.pdf Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Indiana is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Indiana recognizes any state’s valid permit. Contact Indiana officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Iowa: http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/SF2379_FAQ.pdf Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Iowa s not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Iowa recognizes any state’s valid permit. Contact Iowa officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Kansas: http://www.ksag.org/files/shared/conceal.carry.reciprocity.pdf  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Kansas is not recognized by NM. Contact Kansas officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Kentucky: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/conceal.htm Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Kentucky is not recognized by NM. Contact Kentucky officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Louisiana: http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=97451 Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Louisiana is not recognized by NM. Contact Louisiana officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Maine: http://maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/documents/Weapons/CFP%20Booklet.pdfhttp://maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/weapons_permits.html Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Maine is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Maine does not recognize NM permits. Contact Maine officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Maryland: http://www.mdsp.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=GwfGW-6srGs%3d&tabid=423&mid=1072 Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Maryland is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Maryland does not recognize NM permits. Contact Maryland officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/Eeops/docs/chsb/firearms/Non-resident_20100126.pdf  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Massachusetts is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Massachusetts does not recognize NM permits. Contact MA officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Michigan: http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1591_3503_4654—,00.html Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Michigan is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Michigan recognizes any state’s valid permit. Contact Michigan  officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Minnesota: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=624.714 Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Michigan is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Minnesota recognizes NM permits. Contact Minnesota officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Mississippi: http://www.dps.state.ms.us/firearms/firearms-permit-unit/ Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Mississippi is not recognized by NM. Contact Mississippi officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Missouri: http://ago.mo.gov/Concealed-Weapons/ Mutual recognition between NM and MO.

Montana: http://www.doj.mt.gov/enforcement/criminaljustice/concealedweapons.asp Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Michigan is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Montana recognizes NM permits. Contact Montana officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Nebraska: http://statepatrol.nebraska.gov/Concealed_Forms.aspx   Written acknowledgement in place.

Nevada: http://www.nvrepository.state.nv.us/ccw_changes.shtml Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Nevada is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012 Nevada recognizes NM permits. Contact Montana officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

New Hampshire: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/permitslicensing/plupr.html   Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so New Hampshire  is not recognized by NM. Contact New Hampshire officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

New Jersey: http://www.njsp.org/info/forms.html#firearms Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so New Jersey is not recognized by NM. As of Contact New Jersey officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

New York: http://troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/ Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so New York is not recognized by NM. Contact New York officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

North Carolina: http://www.nccrimecontrol.org/index2.cfm?a=000003,000014,000935,000942 Written acknowledgement in place.

North Dakota: http://www.ag.state.nd.us/BCI/CW/reciprocity.htm Recognizes NM permits. Received written acknowledgement.

Ohio: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry/Reciprocity-Agreements Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Ohio is not recognized by NM. Contact Ohio officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Oklahoma: http://www.ok.gov/osbi/Concealed_Weapons_Licensing/Reciprocity/index.html  Written acknowledgement in place.

Oregon: http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov/?fuseaction=link_class&class_list=14705&class_name=Concealed%20handguns&LinkType=P NM permits not recognized by OR and NM does not recognize OR permits as they are not substantially similar to OR.

Pennsylvania: http://attorneygeneral.gov/crime.aspx?id=184 Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so PA is not recognized by NM.. Contact PA officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Rhode Island: http://www.riag.state.ri.us/documents/forms/pistol_instructions.pdf Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Rhode Island is not recognized by NM. Contact Rhode Island officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

South Carolina: http://www.sled.sc.gov/Reciprocity1.aspx?MenuID=CWP Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so SC is not recognized by NM. Contact SC officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

South Dakota: http://sdsos.gov/content/viewcontent.aspx?cat=adminservices&pg=/adminservices/concealedpistolpermits.shtm  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so South Dakota is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, SD recognizes NM permits. Contact South Dakota officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Tennessee: http://www.tn.gov/safety/handgun/reciprocity.shtml  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Tennessee is not recognized by NM. Contact Tennessee officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Texas: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/reciprocity.htm  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Texas is not recognized by NM. Contact Texas officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Utah: http://publicsafety.utah.gov/bci/FAQother.html Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Utah is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Utah recognizes NM permits. Contact Utah officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Vermont: http://www.atg.state.vt.us/issues/gun-laws.php Anyone who can lawfully own a firearm can carry it concealed in Vermont, which does not issue concealed carry permits. For that reason, Vermont residents may not carry concealed in New Mexico.

Virginia: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_Reciprocity.shtm Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Virginia is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Virginia recognizes NM permits. Contact Virginia officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Washington: http://www.atg.wa.gov/ConcealedWeapons/Reciprocity.aspx Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Washington is not recognized by NM. Contact WA officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

West Virginia:  http://www.statepolice.wv.gov/about/Pages/LegalDivisionFAQs.aspx  Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so West Virginia is not recognized by NM. Contact WV officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Wisconsin: http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/ConcealedCarry/ConcealedCarry.asp. Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Wisconsin is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Wisconsin recognizes NM permits. Contact Wisconsin officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

Wyoming: http://www.whp.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/public_relations/concealed_carry/concealed_faq Concealed carry requirements are not substantially similar to New Mexico or at least as stringent, so Wyoming is not recognized by NM. As of April 2012, Wyoming recognizes NM permits. Contact Wyoming officials to determine if your NM CC license is recognized there.

2 Responses to Concealed carry requirements – Heads up if you plan to visit New Mexico

  1. Bob Sears says:

    Well, take NM off everyones list and see how their CC permit holders like it. I trained in NW for TSA. Maybe I’m not welcome back with my government gun. Maybe TSA should move their school.

  2. Kurt Gruber says:

    There must have been some pressure put on NM. They have revised their list since April 27th and released a new list today, May 1st.

    http://www.dps.nm.org/index.php/nm-concealed-carry/reciprocity-agreements/

    From the NM DPS site:
    “As we continue our audit and make changes accordingly, this page will be updated to reflect the most current information. This information is current as of May 1, 2012
    New Mexico currently recognizes concealed carry permits from or has reciprocal agreements with the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.”

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