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New Mexico Statutes 30-7-4. Negligent use of a deadly weapon

New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 30 > Article 7 > § 30-7-4 - Negligent use of a deadly weapon


Current as of: 2010

A. Negligent use of a deadly weapon consists of:

(1) discharging a firearm into any building or vehicle or so as to knowingly endanger a person or his property;

(2) carrying a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant or narcotic;

(3) endangering the safety of another by handling or using a firearm or other deadly weapon in a negligent manner; or

(4) discharging a firearm within one hundred fifty yards of a dwelling or building, not including abandoned or vacated buildings on public lands during hunting seasons, without the permission of the owner or lessees thereof.

B. The provisions of Paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) of Subsection A of this section shall not apply to a peace officer or other public employee who is required or authorized by law to carry or use a firearm in the course of his employment and who carries, handles, uses or discharges a firearm while lawfully engaged in carrying out the duties of his office or employment.

C. The exceptions from criminal liability provided for in Subsection B of this section shall not preclude or affect civil liability for the same conduct.

Whoever commits negligent use of a deadly weapon is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

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See also:

New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30 > Article 7 - Weapons and Explosives

U.S. Constitution Provisions: Firearms

 U.S. Constitution 2nd Amendment

U.S. Code Provisions: Firearms

U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 29 - Manufacture, Transportation, Or Distribution Of Switchblade Knives
U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 76 - Imitation Firearms
U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 105 - Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms
U.S. Code Title 18 > Part I > Chapter 44 - Firearms

Federal Regulations: Firearms

U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 29 - Manufacture, Transportation, Or Distribution Of Switchblade Knives
U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 76 - Imitation Firearms
U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 105 - Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms
U.S. Code Title 18 > Part I > Chapter 44 - Firearms
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