I wonder what brought them to their senses?
This is a discussion on New Mexico Has Backed Down (Updated) within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; NM did not add SC and KY back on the list. Also OH, WV and LA have removed NM from their list. They should add ...
NM did not add SC and KY back on the list. Also OH, WV and LA have removed NM from their list. They should add them back but Handgunlaw.us reports what states are reporting. Will add them back as they are added back. The site has been updated to show NM adding all these states back.
New Mexico DPS is reporting this evening that they will honor the following states.
New Mexico currently recognizes concealed carry permits from or has reciprocal agreements with the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Reciprocity Agreements | New Mexico Department of Public Safety
WV, OH and LA have already removed NM from the list of states they will honor. I am hoping they will put them back on their list.
Last edited by Gary Slider; May 1st, 2012 at 08:22 PM.
I wonder what brought them to their senses?
What a bunch of COMPLETE JERKS!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by Rock and Glock; May 1st, 2012 at 11:16 PM.
I sent them an email earlier today.
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Just speculation, but... it wouldn't surprise me if the Governors of the neighboring states brought some pressure. To get a policy reversed so quickly, there had to have been some pretty irritated people in high places.
New Mexico had revoked reciprocity with all states with whom they share a border, except Oklahoma. Politically, that's quite a slap-in-the-face to Texas, Arizona, and Colorado, given the overwhelmingly pro-gun culture of these southwestern states.
Unlike the non-contiguous states that had reciprocity revoked, in alot of communities in TX, AZ, & CO, crossing into NM armed can be an "everyday" issue that had the potential to make criminals out of many TX/AZ/CO citizens, due a seemingly arbitrary change to an administrative policy, not statutory law.
Concealed Carry Reciprocity - Division of Licensing, FDACS
March 26, 2012: NEW MEXICO removed from the list because New Mexico authorities terminated the agreement.
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Sounds like they realized the huge impact that dropping all those States was going to have on them financially when everybody just planned trips/vacations around them whenever feasible
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Good for now, hard to tell how it will end but we're good for now. Thanks to everyone who sent messages and put the pressure on. And as always thanks Gary!
The NRA has a published update with an explination regarding this on the ILA webpage. Seems that 'list' was only the results of an audit, supposedly not a list telling us those states has bee axed from reciprosity, at least not yet . .
Something tells me that the DPs, Gov and others were swamped with replies from the citizens AND also a lot of people from all over the country. Considering that it was a lot of contact ina short period of time, must have scared the crap out of them, eh? OR, just maybe William Hubbard stepped a little out of bounds a little too soon? He might be on his way out . .
There were a lot of people involved. There were also a lot of emails and telephone calls. With this being an election year politicians pay just a little more attention to us little people!
I notice the Tx DPS site still reads as of 4/27/2012 New Mexico no longer honors Tx CHL. Wonder if they forgot to change it back?
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