New Mexico Lawmaker Proposing Bill Allowing People to Carry Concealed Guns Into a Bar

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEW MEXICO - If a New Mexico lawmaker gets his way, you'll be able to carry a concealed gun into a bar.

This isn't the first time the Republican lawmaker from Ruidoso has introduced the idea.

His proposal two years ago failed.

It would have allowed permit holders to take their loaded concealed handguns into schools, on college campuses, bars and buses.

Under a 2010 law, people can bring their concealed handguns in New Mexico restaurants serving beer and wine unless the eatery prohibits firearms.

However, it remains illegal to take a concealed weapon into a bar or a restaurant with a full liquor license, places that serve whiskey and other liquor besides wine and beer.