See our Disarming Prohibited People policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

In New Mexico, a handgun possessed or transported by a person under age 19, in violation of state law prohibiting the knowingly possessing or transporting a handgun,1 is subject to seizure and forfeiture by law enforcement.2

New Mexico has no other laws requiring the surrender or removal of firearms from persons who have become prohibited from possessing them.

  1. See N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-2.2. ⤴︎
  2. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-2.3. ⤴︎