- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s attorney general say felons who are pardoned can be eligible to obtain licenses to carry concealed handguns.

According to an official opinion by Attorney General Gary King, that’s because the person is no longer considered convicted under the state law on carrying concealed handguns.

King’s office says the opinion resulted from a request by Gordon Eden when he was state public safety secretary.

Eden is now the Albuquerque police chief.

Attorney general opinions provide legal guidance to government officials.