SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is no longer recognizing Utah's concealed carry licenses in New Mexico, saying Utah's license requirements don't meet New Mexico standards.
State Public Safety Secretary John Denko says Utah licenses require significantly less training than New Mexico licenses do.
He says New Mexico's concealed carry requirements are designed to protect public safety while ensuring Second Amendment rights.
New Mexico won't recognize another state's license unless rules allowing people to carry concealed weapons, including training and other provisions, are as stringent as New Mexico's.
The Department of Public Safety says questions over licenses obtained by New Mexico residents in Utah are making it necessary to evaluate which states' licenses will be recognized as valid.