Only one gun at a time????
Well, I finally made connections to a certified instructor in Las Cruces and took the renewal class. :) I found that from now on I can only carry one concealed weapon at a time. :smt022
What kind of bull is this??? Does carrying a primary and a back-up make me a dangerous person who forgets all the law training I have received over the years? Does it make my canine teeth grow longer and fur to grow on the back of my hands? Do I become a crazed killer just because I have an extra fire arm available? :rolleyes:
The answer to all the questions is obviously: NO! :smt011
Next thing we know, they'll be saying we can only carry 1 (ONE) spare magazine at a time! :smt076
Some legislators must have absolutely no common sense! What our government needs dearly is a legislator with COMMON SENSE!
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My New Mexico CCW license
OK, to clarify.
I live in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. I work in El Paso, Texas. If fact, I have a Texas Real Estate license, so I could, if I wanted to, sell real estate anywhere in Texas.
Since I live in New Mexico, I must get a New Mexico Concealed Carry Weapons permit or license. Hence, it is called: CCW. The Texas version is called Concealed Handgun License. Hence, it is the Texas CHL.
Each state recognizes the others license, so I can carry concealed in Texas if I so choose. If you have a Texas CHL, you can carry concealed in New Mexico.
There are, however several differences in rules between the two states. Texas will allow a properly licensed individual to carry a firearm into an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages if the establishment does less than 51 percent of its business in that manner. New Mexico, on the other hand, completely disallows the carry of firearms into any establishment that sells alcoholic beverages in any amount in any form.
The upshot is that a licensed person in Texas could run into a convenience store for a gallon of milk, for example, while carrying and be legal. In New Mexico, you can not do that legally if the convenience store sells anything alcoholic for consumption. That means all convenience stores and all most all Wal Mart stores are off limits while you are carrying a weapon. Restaurants are also off limits if they serve beer or wine.
Another difference, the one which I was making a comment on, is that the New Mexico legislators don't want anyone legally carrying more than one handgun at a time. I am fully aware that it makes no difference how many guns you carry at a time in Texas.
Yet another difference is that in Texas, if you qualify with a semi-auto you can carry any semi-auto of any caliber. New Mexico, however has a caliber restriction. They just loosened the rules up a bit, so that now if you qualify with a semi-auto, you can carry a semi-auto of the same caliber or smaller. This means that if you qualify with a 9 mm, you are stuck with 9 mm or smaller.
Two years ago, I qualified with a .45 auto. That meant that I could only carry a .45 auto. I couldn't carry anything smaller, such as 9mm, and I couldn't carry a revolver, even if it was a .45 auto.
I have recently requalified, also using a .45 auto. When the papers get back to me from the NM DPS I will be able to carry any auto of .45 diameter or smaller. This will allow me to carry my PPK/S when I want to. Until the license comes to me in the mail, however, I can legally only carry a .45 semi in New Mexico.
I have a question for all you Texans that commented here. Since qualifying with a semi-auto in Texas allows a person to carry a semi-auto of ANY caliber, what would happen if a LEO pulled me over in Texas and I was carrying my .380 PPK/S? My license reads: .45 auto. Would a Texas LEO enforce a New Mexico law, or would the Texas law prevail?