New Mexico Law Summary

New Mexico Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  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.
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Secure Storage Requirements: There are legal consequences if one fails to secure their firearm and that leads to a minor gaining unauthorized access.
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns may be loaded and concealed in vehicle
  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
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-resident permits are available for military only
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  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
Tribal Land
Public Buses
Airport security zones
Federal properties
On private property where the owner has posted signs indicating that you may not carry or if the owner
tells you that you cannot. City parks in Albuquerque.
  State Contact Info: New Mexico Dept of Public Safety
6301 Indian School Rd NE #310
Albuquerque, NM 87110
  Permit Issuing Authority: NM Department of Public Safety
  Length of Permit Validity: 4 Years
  Permit Application Process: Submit an application with the fees, and other required documentation.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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