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This may be the wrong part of the forum for this question, but I'm having a hard time finding self-defense laws in New Mexico, specifically those concerning legal use of deadly force. (things such as castle doctrine or lack thereof, duty to retreat, and the legality of shooting to defend property from theft or destruction).
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An excellent source for specific statutes is the book, "The Rights of Gun Owners". Basically New Mexico has some of the most liberal self defense laws in the nation. It is one of only a handful of states that allows the use of deadly force to defend property. There is no castle doctrine yet, but NM does have a stand your ground law which DOESN"T require you to retreat from attack. There is also extended dominion, your vehicle is considered an extension of your home. You may carry a loaded concealed weapon anywhere in your car without a permit, including on your person. The law states "private means of conveyence" so even a bicycle would qualify.
Deadly force may also be used if a felony is being commited against you or in your presense. You may use deadly force to defend your property from such acts as arson, deliberate criminal damage such as someone attempting to drive a vehicle through your home. However you cannot kill someone for merely trespassing, etc.
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