Skip to comments.A Hit To Carry Reciprocity In The Southwest (NM)
Posted on 05/02/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT by marktwain
The State of New Mexico has stopped honoring carry permits from 13 other states in the last two weeks according to a report on Handgunlaw.us. I don't see much good that will come of this especially for the residents of the Land of Enchantment.
Notice: New Mexico has stopped honoring 13 other states Permit/Licenses in the last Couple weeks. Many of those states will stop honoring a New Mexico Permit/License. If you are a New Mexico Permit holder Handgunlaw.us advises you to call ahead to make sure your New Mexico Permit is honored. Below is the list of states that New Mexico DPS is reporting they will honor.
Oklahoma <.blockquote> Gary Slider, co-owner of Handgunlaw.us, posted a longer message on the SIGForum regarding the move by the State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety. It had been reposted on the NC Gun Owners forum.
New Mexico has dropped Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas & West Virginia from the list of states they honored.
New Mexico will now only honor 5 states which are Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota & Oklahoma.
Of the states they dropped. Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Ohio and West Virginia will drop New Mexico for sure as these states require Signed Agreements or the other state must honor them before they will honor that state.
Arkansas and Texas will most likely drop New Mexico but I am not 100% positive on that but 99% sure they will from what both states have done in the past.
Kansas will continue to honor New Mexico as they list states they will honor based on a states law being similar to theirs without the other state honoring them.
Michigan & Tennessee honor all other states and will continue to honor New Mexico.
William Hubbard is the new man in charge of the NMPDS Concealed Carry Unit. He is the one making these decisions. From what I understand he is the one who is appointed by law to make the decisions. This major change by one person is most likely making huge waves in New Mexico. We will never learn just how big of waves but I believe there is a tsunami brewing.
Every state that boarders (sic) New Mexico except for Oklahoma which only has the Tip of its Panhandle touching New Mexico are now not welcome in New Mexico if they carry a firearm. All those citizens were welcome in the not to distant past. Also Colorado and most likely Texas will drop New Mexico and then citizens of New Mexico will not be welcome in those states if they want to carry their defensive firearm. That will cause a lot of calls, emails and letters to start flowing to politicians and an election is coming up. Those Politicians dont want any waves right now that they dont need. So it will be very interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks. I am hoping for the best. I also what to say I dont know anymore about the Whys of this any more than you do.
I am updating all the States pages at http://www.handgunlaw.us to reflect this change in who New Mexico Honors and who will honor them. It is a lot of work and hoping to get it all up late this evening. I have just returned from a weekend away. The Create a Map Application is the tough job. To make a state blue showing it honors another state is simple. To change it to show it doesnt honor it any longer requires Steve to completely rebuild a new map for each state. That change will not happen for awhile and I will put that info on the Notice Page for the Create a Map Application.
NMDPS Concealed Carry Unit 6301 Indian School Rd NE Ste. 310 Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 841-8053
"All calculations based on experience elsewhere, fail in New Mexico."
Lew Wallace, Territorial Governor of New Mexico from 1878 - 1881
What New Mexico doesn’t know won’t hurt them.
When parsed this makes no sense. "Every state...are now not welcome..." How about : "CCW holders of every state..."?
NM went for Obama in 2008. Like CO, it has been invaded and absorbed by rich Liberals.
My states is one of those. We just avoid NM anymore when traveling.
Why are they dropping these states?
***New Mexico has dropped Arkansas,***
Well just da*n! I guess I will have to start using my daughter’s Tulsa OK address!
Welp, glad I’m not traveling to Colorado to pull reserve duty anymore. Used to cut off the NW corner of NM to get there. May avoid it on our summer trip to Spring Canyon this year as well.
Kinda weird in that New Mexico’s governor is a permit-carryin’, heat-packin’, straight-shootin’ mama.
So it would seem at least.
The NM DPS website is saying that they have not revoked any reciprocity agreements (yet) and are only auditing the other states. As of May 1, 2012, all the states in this article still have reciprocity.
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