This thread seems to have been dead for, like, two years but I'm going to dig it up. I'
ve been looking at the laws in NM for a little while, as I hope to go to graduate school there, and it seems like anything that's sharp or pointy is illegal.
" 30-1-12. Definitions. (1963)
B. "deadly weapon" means any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; or any weapon which is capable of producing death or great bodily harm, including but not restricted to any types of daggers, brass knuckles, switchblade knives, bowie knives, poniards, butcher knives, dirk knives and all such weapons with which dangerous cuts can be given, or with which dangerous thrusts can be inflicted, including swordcanes, and any kind of sharp pointed canes, also slingshots, slung shots, bludgeons; or any other weapons with which dangerous wounds can be inflicted;
30-7-2. Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon. (2001)
A. Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon consists of carrying a concealed loaded firearm or any other type of deadly weapon anywhere, except in the following cases:
(1) in the person's residence or on real property belonging to him as owner, lessee, tenant or licensee;
(2) in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance, for lawful protection of the person's or another's person or property; "
There dont seem to be any provisions for pocket knives, or for knives used while hunting. At packing.org there is an administrators note that says: "There is no mention of blade length in New Mexico Law." which usually means that any length is okay. In this case, however, it seems to mean that no length is okay. Am I missing something, or is this as messed up as I think it is?