Qualifiers and Disqualifiers for Obtaining an NM CCW

From the New Mexico Statutes Annotated (NMSA)

 

NEW MEXICO CONCEALED HANDGUNCARRY ACT OF 2003

WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS AMENDED IN 2005 AND 2010


CHAPTER 29

Law Enforcement

 

ARTICLE 19

Concealed Handgun Carry


Section 29-19-4. Applicant qualifications.  

 

A.   The department shall issue a concealed handgun license to an applicant who:

 

(1)   is a citizen of the United States;

 

(2)   is a resident of New Mexico or is a member of the armed forces whose permanent duty station is located in New Mexico or is a dependent of such a member;

 

(3)   is twenty-one years of age or older;

 

(4)   is not a fugitive from justice;

 

(5)   has not been convicted of a felony in New Mexico or any other state or pursuant to the laws of the United States or any other jurisdiction;

 

(6)   is not currently under indictment for a felony criminal offense in New Mexico or any other state or pursuant to the laws of the United States or any other jurisdiction;

 

(7)   is not otherwise prohibited by federal law or the law of any other jurisdiction from purchasing or possessing a firearm;

 

(8)   has not been adjudicated mentally incompetent or committed to a mental institution;

 

(9)   is not addicted to alcohol or controlled substances; and

 

(10)   has satisfactorily completed a firearms training course approved by the department for the category and the largest caliber of handgun that the applicant wants to be licensed to carry as a concealed handgun.

 

(MRG NOTE: APPLICANT DISQUALIFIERS FOLLOW)

 

B.   The department shall deny a concealed handgun license to an applicant who has:

 

(1)   received a conditional discharge, a diversion or a deferment or has been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a misdemeanor offense involving a crime of violence within ten years immediately preceding the application;

 

(2)   been convicted of a misdemeanor offense involving driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs within five years immediately preceding the application for a concealed handgun license;

 

(3)   been convicted of a misdemeanor offense involving the possession or abuse of a controlled substance within ten years immediately preceding the application; or

 

(4)   been convicted of a misdemeanor offense involving assault, battery or battery against a household member.

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