New Mexico State Law Summary

Posted on August 4, 2015



Among other things, New Mexico does not:

Local governments in New Mexico generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and New Mexico requires local law enforcement to issue a concealed handgun license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2013, New Mexico had the 9th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. New Mexico had the 17th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in New Mexico were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 17th highest rate among the states.

New Mexico Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in New Mexico, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.