making semi-auto inoperative
Just what makes my semi-auto inoperative?
ok, received my ccw last week (5 week turnaround) for New Mexico. I've been carrying to those locations I am allowed by law. Unfortunately, NM law prohibits carrying into establishments/stores that sell alcohol (packaged or for consumption). I never drink anyway, but there are so many places this restricts us from, i.e., grocery stores, convenience stores, most restaurants, walmarts, etc.
I have a COM lockbox under my seat in the car, so I take advantage of that. There are times, though, that I have to second guess having to leave the pistol in some of these danky parking lots, though I do what I have to do (leave it in the car).
Now New Mexico Statutes pertaining to Unlawful carrying of a firearm in licensed liquor establishments. states the following exception:
(5) for the purpose of temporary display, provided that the firearm is:
(a) made completely inoperative before it is carried onto the licensed premises and remains inoperative while it is on the licensed premises; and
(b) under the control of the licensee or an agent of the licensee while the firearm is on the licensed premises.