Frquently Asked Questions about Gun Laws in New Mexico
Generally New Mexico has some of the most permissive laws governing guns.
As of April 20,2015.
Can I carry a hand gun openly?
in New Mexico open carry is permitted except on the grounds of a
school or goverment facility.
Do I need a permit to purhase a hand gun?
A permit is not required to purchase a hand or long gun.
Is a license required to carry a concealed weapon?
Yes, a 15 hour hand gun safety course is required.
Do I have to register my firearm?
Do I need a license to own a gun?
No you do not.
Are assault weapons banned?
In New Mexico assualt weapons are not restricted.
What about NFA weapons?
NFA's are not restricted by New Mexico law.
Before buying a gun check with your lawyer for the latest information and
a strong dose of common sense concerning “Stand Your Ground“ laws.
Remember, a child can never be trusted alone with a gun.