Gun Laws in New Mexico

State Law Background

Among other things, New Mexico does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

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 2017, New Mexico had the tenth highest gun death rate among the states. New Mexico also supplied crime guns to other states at the 17th highest rate among the states. New Mexico exported crime guns at more than 1.5 times the national rate and nearly twice the rate at which it imported crime guns from other 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.