New Mexico CCW as non-citizen.

New Mexico CCW as non-citizen.

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    New Mexico CCW as non-citizen.

    I am a Canadian citizen soon to be living in the USA. I have checked the laws for New mexico, and it seems they only offer CCW permits to US citizens. However I have looked up the reciprocity, and it seems that if I were to get a Florida CCW, which issues to non-citizens, that I could then carry in New Mexico. Is my thinking correct?

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    That seems to be up in the air right now, New Mexico had banned non-Citizens from carrying, the U.S. District Court of NM did issue an injuction preventing that being upheld but I don't know if that means you could safely carry there.

    I'm a British Citizen resident in the USA, I have a Florida permit and don't know whether I could carry there or not. I hope it is resolved favourably as I own land in New Mexico.

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/newmexico.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by .408bigboomer View Post
    I am a Canadian citizen soon to be living in the USA. I have checked the laws for New mexico, and it seems they only offer CCW permits to US citizens. However I have looked up the reciprocity, and it seems that if I were to get a Florida CCW, which issues to non-citizens, that I could then carry in New Mexico. Is my thinking correct?
    While some states do, indeed, issue CHL's to non-residents who live in other states, it'll depend on whether your state of residency (NM) recognizes such non-res CHL's from those states. I don't know NM's particulars, but some states require that in order to recognize another state's CHL that the person must be a resident of that state; ie, no non-res permits from that state are recognized. Again, I don't know for certain about NM's specific reciprocity agreements with other states, but you'll want to check on that, and whether they'll recognize a non-res license.

    And some of those states who do issue non-res licenses change their requirements from time to time. Utah, for example, has previously been a big non-res issuer to non-Utah folks. But just this past year, Utah required folks in CHL states to first have CHL's from their own state of residency prior to issuing a non-res CHL to that person. And, as I said, some states only recognize "real" CHL's, not non-res ones, specifically to disallow its own citizens from acquiring a CHL of another state despite not qualifying (or not pursuing) a CHL in their resident state.

    Confusing, a bit. But, check the reciprocity and non-res acknowledgment specs for NM, and what they require for issuance of CHL's (ie, whether they'll do so to non-citizens).

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    Handgunlaw.com says N.M. honors FL permits (res. or not). I would check with N.M. re citizenship issue,however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fish View Post
    I would check with N.M. re citizenship issue,however.
    Who exactly would one ask?

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    NM seems to constantly be in a state of fluctuation as to what states they honor. If NM has a Dept of LE, check with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .408bigboomer View Post
    Who exactly would one ask?
    Here's the direct link to NM Concealed Carry. In there, in the various links, you'll find things like NM's reciprocity agreements with other states, the requirements to be issued a CHL, contact info for asking questions.
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    NEW MEXICO there is a post right now that says it only honors 5 states now and I did not think Fl was one that they honor

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    There is a member here called GunnyBunny who is Canadian and I believe he has some permits from States that will issue them to non residents and non citizens.

    Maybe contact him via a PM and he can give you details?

    Good luck, eh.
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    Reciprocity Agreements | New Mexico Department of Public Safety

    On four different states NM lists as honoring they put right out from them that they only honor permits from that state issued to US Citizens. Though a court ruling put a hold on their law I would use extreme caution before carrying in NM on a valid Permit/License they honor if I were not a US Citizen.
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    Thanks for the link, however it is far from what I wanted to hear :(

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