New Mexico Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of New Mexico Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:No
Prohibited Locations:
  • Pre-schools/ schools/ universities
  • Courts
  • Tribal land
  • Public buses
  • Airport security zones
  • Establishments mainly deriving business from alcohol consumption on-site
  • Hotels/ motels
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:Yes
Store In Vehicle:
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:No
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring New Mexico PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes
Licensing Age:


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New Mexico Pistol Permit News

Governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque as of September 8, 2023: Governor Lujan Grisham declared gun violence a public health emergency, a decision prompted by the tragic murder of an 11-year-old boy on September 6th while he was on his way home. This declaration comes in response to a series of violent incidents involving children. The newly enacted public health order took effect on Friday, September 8th. It will be subject to evaluation after 30 days to determine whether it should be renewed or adjusted. This statewide public health order primarily impacts communities with exceptionally high rates of violent crime and firearm-related emergency room visits, currently limited to the Albuquerque metro area. Several exceptions apply. It does not affect private property, licensed firearm dealers, firing ranges, or shooting competitions. However, individuals traveling between these locations must securely store their firearms in locked containers or safety boxes. The order excludes law enforcement officers and licensed security officers. Firearms are strictly prohibited on state property, including state buildings and schools, as well as other educational facilities frequented by children, such as parks. To ensure compliance with all sales and storage laws, the Regulation and Licensing Division will conduct monthly inspections of licensed firearm dealers.