New Mexico Gun Laws
Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer State Parks: Concealed handgun carry by recognized permittees is lawful Restaurants Serving Alcohol: Firearms in establishments that have a license for the dispensing of alcoholic beverages are unlawful, UNLESS you have a valid permit and the restaurant derives no less than sixty percent of it's annual revenue from the sale of food AND they sell only beer and wine... no hard liquor. Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law. Firearms at K-12 Schools: NM permittees may have a loaded handgun in the vehicle only. Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Loaded concealed firearms may be carried anywhere in a private vehicle for self-protection. Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout the state Permit Training Requirements: Applicants must complete a 15 hour course that includes live fire. Applicants must take ongoing training courses every 2 years Permit Issuing Authority: NM Department of Public Safety May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 4 Years Permit Application Process: Submit an application with the fees, and other required documentation. Non-Resident Permits: Non-resident permits are available for military only Places Off Limits: In New Mexico, licensees can only carry one concealed handgun at any time. It is legal to carry more than
one firearm. However, only one firearm may be concealed on your person at a time. This restriction does not
apply to firearms carried in your vehicles, on or off your person.
Schools & University
Premises…except in vehicle if older than 19
Airport security zones
On private property where the owner has posted signs indicating that you may not carry or if the owner
tells you that you cannot
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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