2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 29 - Law Enforcement
Section 19 Concealed Handgun Carry
Section 29-19-7 Demonstration of ability and knowledge; course requirement; proprietary interest; exemptions.

NM Stat § 29-19-7 (2015) What's This?

29-19-7. Demonstration of ability and knowledge; course requirement; proprietary interest; exemptions.

A. The department shall prepare and publish minimum standards for approved firearms training courses that teach competency with handguns. A firearms training course shall include classroom instruction and range instruction and an actual demonstration by the applicant of his ability to safely use a handgun. An applicant shall not be licensed unless he demonstrates, at a minimum, his ability to use a handgun of .32 caliber. An approved firearms training course shall be a course that is certified or sponsored by a federal or state law enforcement agency, a college, a firearms training school or a nationally recognized organization, approved by the department, that customarily offers firearms training. The firearms training course shall be not less than fifteen hours in length and shall provide instruction regarding:

(1) knowledge of and safe handling of single- and double-action revolvers and semiautomatic handguns;

(2) safe storage of handguns and child safety;

(3) safe handgun shooting fundamentals;

(4) live shooting of a handgun on a firing range;

(5) identification of ways to develop and maintain handgun shooting skills;

(6) federal, state and local criminal and civil laws pertaining to the purchase, ownership, transportation, use and possession of handguns;

(7) techniques for avoiding a criminal attack and how to control a violent confrontation; and

(8) techniques for nonviolent dispute resolution.

B. Every instructor of an approved firearms training course shall annually file a copy of the course description and proof of certification with the department.

History: Laws 2003, ch. 255, 7.

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