Originally Posted by lowthreeohz
I *think* I just found that AZ, and NM are both ok to carry inside the vehicle (truck, no trunk to stash it in) but i'm wondering if i'll get any hassle for carrying while i move everything back home? what's considered accessable and 'loaded'? Can i keep a loaded mag in it without a round chambered, or what?
anyone have experience in either of those states?
I have a CHL and travel through and about those sates.
For car carry see the following:
A. A person commits misconduct involving weapons by knowingly:
1. Carrying a deadly weapon without a permit pursuant to section 133112
except a pocket knife
concealed on his person; or
F. Subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section shall not apply to a weapon or weapons carried in a
belt holster which holster is wholly or partially visible, or carried in a scabbard or case designed
for carrying weapons which scabbard or case is wholly or partially visible or carried in luggage.
Subsection A, paragraph 2 of this section shall not apply to a weapon or weapons carried in a
case, holster, scabbard, pack or luggage that is carried within a means of transportation or within
a storage compartment, trunk or glove compartment of a means of transportation.
New Mexico has an extended domain law. Vehicles are considered an extension of your home,
anything you can do in your home, you can do in a vehicle in New Mexico.
From the Department of Public Safety FAQ.
Q. I will be traveling through New Mexico in a private automobile, are there any laws that
address the issue of having a gun in my automobile?
A. New Mexico law allows a person to have a concealed loaded firearm in his/her vehicle
(including motorcycles and bicycles). If you are not licensed to carry concealed in this State, you
may not have the weapon concealed on your person when you exit your vehicle or motorcycle.
Wayne in FW