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Number of Concealed Handgun Permits in New Mexico Increases
With its very high fee for the permits and the 15-hour training requirement, New Mexico is one of the most difficult right-to-carry states to get a concealed handgun permit. Still, while the total number of permits is low, there has been a substantial increase in the number of permits. Just since 2009, there has been a 50 percent increase in permits statewide. From the Las Cruces Sun-News: