In New Mexico, adults may purchase and openly carry firearms in public without a permit. However, you must obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed gun on (or near) your body. (N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-19-4.)
For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in New Mexico.
To qualify for a concealed handgun permit, you must be:
Additionally, you must NOT be:
(N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-19-4.)
Yes. New Mexico recognizes valid concealed handgun permits from some other states. If you have a license from a reciprocal state, your license is valid in New Mexico.
A current list of reciprocal states is available at the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s website.
It is a petty misdemeanor to carry a deadly weapon without a permit in New Mexico. Penalties include any or all of the following:
(N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-2.)
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in New Mexico, or if you are facing charges for a gun permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.