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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Martinez Administration Issues New Concealed Gun Rules, Makes New Mexico Gun Law Most Restrictive in U.S.
From ProgressNow NM.
On Friday, April 27, 2012, Governor Susana Martinez’s Department of Public Safety quietly published new rules concerning New Mexico’s concealed carry reciprocity agreements with other states. Under the new rules, New Mexico now only recognizes reciprocity agreements with 5 other states (OK, ND, NC, NE, MO). This means that, of the 41 states that grant concealed firearm permit reciprocity, New Mexico now has the most restrictive law in the entire nation.
Since the law was revised in 2005, New Mexico has recognized the concealed carry laws of as many as 20 other states. Now, the only states that recognize fewer out-of-state conceal carry permits than New Mexico does are the 9 states that don’t recognize any out-of-state permits whatsoever.
ProgressNow New Mexico applauds the Martinez administration’s bold effort to stand up for New Mexico’s public safety while also standing up against the NRA’s attempts to make it easier for persons with violent histories (like George Zimmerman in Florida) to carry their concealed weapons across state lines.
“We don’t often agree with the actions of this administration, but when the governor decides to buck the influence of the NRA and responsibly stand up for the public safety of New Mexicans, we can’t help but extend our thanks,” says Pat Davis, Executive Director of ProgressNow New Mexico.
Read the full post, and all the facts online at ProgressNowNM.org .
What were the criteria used to pick these five states?
Posted by: Ellen Wedum | May 2, 2012 6:28:11 AM