Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
A.?Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon consists of carrying a concealed loaded firearm or any other type of deadly weapon anywhere, except in the following cases:
(1)?in the person's residence or on real property belonging to him as owner, lessee, tenant or licensee;
(2)?in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance, for lawful protection of the person's or another's person or property;
(3)?by a peace officer in accordance with the policies of his law enforcement agency who is certified pursuant to the Law Enforcement Training Act;
(4)?by a peace officer in accordance with the policies of his law enforcement agency who is employed on a temporary basis by that agency and who has successfully completed a course of firearms instruction prescribed by the New Mexico law enforcement academy or provided by a certified firearms instructor who is employed on a permanent basis by a law enforcement agency; ?or
(5)?by a person in possession of a valid concealed handgun license issued to him by the department of public safety pursuant to the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act.
B.?Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the carrying of any unloaded firearm.
C.?Whoever commits unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30. Criminal Offenses § 30-7-2. Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-30-criminal-offenses/nm-st-sect-30-7-2/
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.