New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30. Criminal Offenses § 30-20-11. Dueling

Dueling consists of any person:

A. conveying by written or verbal message a challenge to any other person to fight a duel with any deadly weapon, and whether or not such duel ensues;

B. accepting a challenge from another person to fight a duel with any deadly weapon, and whether or not such duel ensues;

C. engaging in or fighting a duel with any deadly weapon;  or

D. aiding, encouraging or seconding either party to a duel and being present at such duel when deadly weapons are used.

Whoever commits dueling is guilty of a fourth degree felony.


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