The improvements to New Mexico’s "Right To Carry" law that were adopted during the 2005 legislative session went into effect on June 17. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) is required by law to draft rules to implement these changes, to give 30 days notice of a public hearing on the proposed rules, to hear public comment on the proposed rules, and to finalize the rules after public input. DPS expects to hold such a hearing around mid-August and to have the rules finalized and in effect by September 1. In the meantime, DPS has been in contact with other states on potential future reciprocal agreements, and the agency is currently accepting applications from 21-24 year-olds and instructor certificates of completion that reflect the streamlined caliber-specific training requirement. For more information, visit http://www.dps.nm.org (which should be updated in the next week or so).