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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

NEW MEXICO
CONCEALED CARRY

In New Mexico, you can carry a concealed firearm in your car or vehicle.
A license to carry a concealed firearm is not required.

OPEN CARRY

No license is required for the open carry of a firearm.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

In New Mexico, you can carry a concealed firearm in your car or vehicle.
The firearm is allowed to be loaded.
A CHL license to carry a concealed firearm is not required.
All the above also pertains to motorcycles and bicycles.

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

NFA items are legal in New Mexico so long as they are registered with the federal government pursuant to the National Firearms Act.

HUNTING

Full metal jacket and tracer bullets are unlawful when hunting.
Suppressors (silencers) are lawful while hunting.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

In New Mexico, firearms are not required to be registered.
No license is required to buy a firearm.
There is no waiting period.
There is no background check required between private parties.
Must be 19 years of age to possess a handgun.
There is no age restriction on possessing a long gun.
The number of firearms purchased at one time is unlimited.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

No license is required to sell ammo in New Mexico.
Seller does not have to keep records of ammunition sales.
Armor-piercing ammo is lawful.

OTHER

Other Info

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