Traveling from Texas through New Mexico to Colorado

Traveling from Texas through New Mexico to Colorado

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    Traveling from Texas through New Mexico to Colorado

    I'll be taking a road trip from Texas to Colorado, with a short portion passing through New Mexico. I don't have my CHL yet so I wanted to find out what the laws are for carrying in my vehicle. I know in Texas I can carry concealed in my vehicle even without a CHL. What are the laws in New Mexico and Colorado regarding concealed carry in a vehicle?
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    You will need to check your route on a good map. If you cross into any Indian reservations you need to know the laws there too.
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    In NM, except as listed above on indian res, your car is an extention of your home and concealed carry inside your vehicle is legal without a permit. They also extend that to "close proximity" for refueling, etc. So if you're paying at the pump you're good.

    I believe Colorado is the same but can't say for sure.

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    Your good in Colorado. Here are the law references: http://www.rmgo.org/gun-law-faqs

    You cannot open carry in the city or county of Denver outside your vehicle.

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    Thanks for the replies and Handgunlaw.us is very helpful. I'll be driving from Dallas through Amarillo, into New Mexico and then into Colorado. Per the website, all 3 states allow concealed carry in a vehicle without a permit.
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    When you do get your CHL its interesting to note that reciprocity between CO and TX is for Tx residents only. I guess they had an issue with non-resident permits there? Im sure there are other states as well with that same condition but I remember that coming up the last trip I took to Denver.

    Enjoy the cooler weather, Dallas has been quite the sweatbox recently.

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    This probably goes without saying; however, in Colorado the loaded weapon in your vehicle provision only applies to handguns. It is NOT legal to have a loaded long gun on board (hunting laws).

    Yup, enjoy the cooler weather. I had a meeting on the western side of the State yesterday and when I came over Vail Pass last night (9:00 PM +/-), it was 51 degrees.

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