AG: Pardoned felons can carry concealed guns


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Felons who are pardoned can carry concealed handguns according to a new opinion from the state attorney general.

Gary King says the person is no longer considered convicted under the state law on concealed carry.

King issued the opinion at the request of Gorden Eden who was the public safety secretary at the time. He’s now the Albuquerque police chief. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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