Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Concealed-Gun Permits Online.(Final)

Byline: Kate Nash Journal Capitol Bureau

State Still Needs To Set Up Training Course, Instructors

SANTA FE -- Starting today, New Mexicans can apply for a permit to carry a concealed firearm.

Thirty-four states, including most in the West, allow qualified residents with permits to carry hidden handguns, said Sen. Shannon Robinson, D-Albuquerque, who sponsored the New Mexico law.

Applications for the permits are available online at www.dps.nm.org and at State Police offices around the state.

The actual "concealed carry" licenses, however, won't be issued until Jan. 1, 2004, under the law approved earlier this year by the Legislature. …

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