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 2016, New Mexico had the 8th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. New Mexico had the 15th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016—meaning that crime guns originally sold in New Mexico were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 15th 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.