New Mexico CCW bill


January 10, 2010, 06:18 PM
Fellow New Mexicans:

I've pasted below the NRA alert about a proposed bill in our Senate--it allows for concealed carry in some restaurants that serve alcohol. Remember, last year how this died in committee. let's write our senators. I already did.


Pro-Gun Bill Pre-Filed in New Mexico for 2010 Session!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Please Contact your State Legislators!

State Senator George Munoz (D-4) has pre-filed NRA-supported legislation for the 2010 thirty-day session of the New Mexico Legislature. Senate Bill 40 would allow concealed handgun licensees to lawfully carry handguns for self-defense in certain establishments that serve alcohol for consumption on the premises. Governor Bill Richardson (D) has agreed to message the bill, which will make it eligible for consideration during what is primarily a budget-only session.

During the 2009 Regular Session, the House approved similar legislation House Bill 105 sponsored by State Representative Heaton (D-55) on a 49 to 13 vote. That measure failed to receive final consideration in a Senate Committee. The Senate companion to that bill, Senate Bill 608 sponsored by Senator Munoz, was approved by the Senate and two House committees, but failed to reach a full House vote before the Legislature adjourned sine die. The pre-filed language of SB 40 tracks the version of the 2009 Senate bill as it was negotiated and reported out by both the House Judiciary and Business & Industry Committees, and the version of the 2009 House bill that was overwhelmingly approved by House members. The high points of the legislation are as follows:

* Lifts the prohibition on carrying a firearm in a licensed liquor establishment for concealed handgun licensees IF the restaurant is licensed to serve beer and wine only, and derives no less than 60 percent of its annual gross receipts from the consumption of food.
* Owners of such establishments may post them off-limits to license holders or may verbally instruct any license holder to leave the premises.
* Current ban on carrying a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant remains in place and continues to apply to licensees.

SB 40 is a step in the right direction for concealed handgun licensees in New Mexico, which would join 40 other states that allow some form of carrying of firearms for personal protection in establishments that sell and serve alcohol.

Please contact your State Senators and State Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor SB 40. Legislators can sign onto the measure in the Clerk's office at the capitol in Santa Fe up until 5pm on Friday, January 15th. Contact information for your state lawmakers can be found by visiting

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January 10, 2010, 06:43 PM
I live in Albuquerque. What's with "beer and wine ONLY"? even applebees serves whiskey,vodka,etc.

January 12, 2010, 06:45 PM
There's about 4 restaurants in Albuquerque metro that this bill would be helpful for.

Contact your reps and tell them to amend it. I did.

January 12, 2010, 09:27 PM
Rob do youy have email links for our reps? I think Rudy's is the only restuarant in the metro that serves only beer.

model of 1905
January 12, 2010, 10:04 PM
I am personally inviting all THR New Mexico members to join Oathkeepers, this is much more important than this silly bill that means nothing in the big picture. Please visit the sites in my sig line.

January 12, 2010, 10:09 PM
I'll never understand the issue with restaurants.

Just for giggles, we used to fly to Albuquerque for sopapillas. Better than what we've found west of there. That's reason enough to legalize carrying in restaurants! ;)

Seriously, good luck with this.

If the legislators have their panties bunched up and must "fix" the "restaurant loophole", why not make drinking while carrying, illegal?

We need to insist legislators deal with behavior directly instead of mechanisms that support bad behavior.

January 12, 2010, 10:10 PM
I don't know if it means nothing if we can get rid of the "only establishments that serve beer and wine clause". Oathkeepers is cool and all but I don't know why they charge active military and police to join they are the ones actually keeping the oath.

model of 1905
January 12, 2010, 10:52 PM
Charge to join? Nope, it's a simple $30.00 donation to the cause my friend. I care less whether you active military and police join than whether you will keep your oath and stand down if issued uncontitutional (read illegal) orders. Also, there is no expiration date of the Oath that millions of us have taken. I have been an Oath Keeper since 1971, the Organization was founded April 19, 2009.

January 15, 2010, 11:09 PM

Link to Find Your Legislator.

January 16, 2010, 05:40 AM
You didn't happen to go to Modelo's for the sops, did you?,-106.652302&spn=0,359.98911&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=35.068544,-106.652296&panoid=UhBjE4x_5sk-2q2FG_2g4w&cbp=12,280.78,,0,-3.07

I Just got back from ABQ and had my share of stuffed sops from Modelo's not to mention all the Blake's Lotaburgers. I even managed to bring back a ton of Green New Mexico chili for stew. Also brought back some Coronado's as well.


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