Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

New Mexico prohibits convicted felons from receiving, possessing or transporting a firearm within ten years of completing a sentence or probation.1  New Mexico also prohibits any person under age 19 from knowingly possessing or transporting a handgun.2

See Regulating Guns in America:  Prohibited Purchasers for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-16(A), (C)(2). ⤴︎
  2. N. M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-2.2. ⤴︎