2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 29 - Law Enforcement
Section 19 Concealed Handgun Carry
Section 29-19-2 Definitions.

NM Stat § 29-19-2 (2015) What's This?

29-19-2. Definitions.

As used in the Concealed Handgun Carry Act:

A. "applicant" means a person seeking a license to carry a concealed handgun;

B. "caliber" means the diameter of the bore of a handgun;

C. "category" means whether a handgun is semiautomatic or not semiautomatic;

D. "concealed handgun" means a loaded handgun that is not visible to the ordinary observations of a reasonable person;

E. "department" means the department of public safety;

F. "handgun" means a firearm that will, is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosion and the barrel length of which, not including a revolving, detachable or magazine breech, does not exceed twelve inches; and

G. "licensee" means a person holding a valid concealed handgun license issued to him by the department.

History: Laws 2003, ch. 255, 2.

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